PICTURE: The Story Behind This 'Humans of Dublin' Photograph Will Break Your Heart 3 years ago

PICTURE: The Story Behind This 'Humans of Dublin' Photograph Will Break Your Heart

A photograph posted on the ‘Humans of Dublin’ Facebook page has been getting a lot of love and attention online since it was shared on Monday evening.

The post shows a man sitting on a bench at Dun Laoghaire, along with a caption that is absolutely heart-breaking.

“In the back garden we used to grow tomato plants, but she died about 18 months ago so I stopped growing them,” the man explained to the photographer.

“She was a month younger than me, and I was already surprised that she passed away before me, so I was just waiting for my turn.

“A few months later my neighbours arrived with a box of tomato plants, about 12 little sprouts, and he said they’re not giving up on me."

"In the back garden we used to grow tomato plants, but she died about 18 months ago so I stopped growing them. She was a...

Posted by Humans of Dublin on Monday, July 20, 2015

“I was looking down at these little sprouts and thinking how the hell I’m going to plant them if I can’t even bend down anymore,” he continued.

Later, he added: “To be honest with you, I didn’t think I’d see Dun Laoghaire harbour again, but my son and his wife forced me out here.

“They went for a walk, but they bought me a tea and an ice cream, and now that I’m here, I feel happy.”

Humans of Dublin is inspired by the Humans of New York page by Brandon Stanton.

Cover image via Humans of Dublin/Facebook