An old man got on a bus one February 14, carrying a dozen red roses. He sat beside a young man. The young man looked at the roses and said, “Somebody’s going to get a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift.”
“Yes,” said the old man.
A few minutes went by and the old man noticed that his young companion was staring at the roses. “Do you have a girlfriend?” the old man asked.
“I do,” said the young man. “I’m going to see her now. I’m bringing her this.” He held up a Valentine’s Day card.
They rode along in silence for another 10 minutes, and the old man rose to get off the bus. As he stepped out into the aisle, he suddenly placed the roses on the young man’s lap and said, “I think my wife would want you to have these. I’ll tell her that I gave them to you.”
He left the bus quickly, and as the bus pulled away, the young man turned to see the old man enter the gates of a cemetery.