A loving son has melted the internet’s heart by sending his mum a wedding anniversary card – from her husband who died 14 years ago.
Joan Newell-Brown, 59, lost her husband, Harry, in a car accident in 2005, just 10 months after they married.
Ever since, her four boys and daughter, Sophie, from Edinburgh, have always helped her get through the difficult anniversary day – October 16.
But this year, on what would have been their 15th anniversary, her 25-year-old son, Joe, went a step further.
Joan Newell-Brown, 59, with her husband Harry and children Sophie and Joe. Harry died in a car accident in 2005, just 10 months after they tied the knot
Sophie pictured with her mother Joan who lost her husband in a car accident in 2005
He bought and wrote an anniversary card written as if it were from Harry.
The card was shared on social media by Joe’s sister, Sophie, 22.
She wrote: ‘My dad passed away two months before their first wedding anniversary meaning my mum’s never received anything on their anniversary apart from us.
‘So my brother wrote a card to her as if it was from my dad.’
The pictures show the front of the card which includes a standard loving message.
Inside the card it reads: ’15 years just like that! Where has the time went?
‘Happy anniversary to you darling. You know everyday I’m with you, maybe not physically but in spirit and not a day goes past that I’m not.’
Siblings Joe and Sophie. Speaking today, 22-year-old Sophie explained how her brothers have always supported Joan and her mum’s reaction to the card
‘With how you have been and even in general. Just wow I married a soldier, you’re so strong and supporting even on your down days, but never worry as
I’m always here with you through it all. You’re never alone! ‘Happy 15th anniversary Joan. I love you. Harry (plus the kids) xxx..’
The post has attracted multiple comments from Twitter users who found it adorable.
The card was shared on social media by Joe’s sister, Sophie, 22 and attracted a lot of online attention
Demi Grant said: ‘Actual sobbing, that’s the nicest thing.’
@sueeashw0rthh commented: ‘Wow this made me cry! Your brother is amazing.’
Mark Scott said: ‘That’s class Sophie.’
@Caitlyn-x commented: ‘Soph this has put me in tears, love you loads.’
Speaking today, 22-year-old Sophie explained how her brothers have always supported Joan and her mum’s reaction to the card.
She said: ‘She was always grateful to my older brothers taking care of her. Joe tried to make the day even more special for her.
‘There’s no dry eyes in the house at the moment.
‘His writing was very similar to dad’s so that must have been very difficult for her. She was just so thankful.’