St. Gemma’s Hospice in the U.K. has a charity shop, where proceeds from sales go to supporting cancer patients. They mainly sell secondhand clothes, and one of their more recent items featured was this beautiful vintage wedding dress.
But wait, what’s that pinned to the front?
It’s a note from the person who donated it.
I wish any lady who takes this dress to have a life with her loved one, 56 years like I did, happy years. I was a lucky man to marry a lady like mine.
When the employees saw the note, they knew they had to find its writer. “We thought it would be a great idea to put it on social media and share the dress’ story,” explains store manager Aysha Alton. The dress and the note went up online, all with hopes of finding the previous owner.
Eventually, the dress was put up for sale on eBay, with proceeds going to charity, and the man who donated it was found. He wishes to remain anonymous, but he’s thrilled at the outpouring of appreciation his donation has spurred.