This Dad Repeated A Family Ritual After His Sons Left Home, And It Was Absolutely Heartbreaking

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It was August 30, 2019, and a 57-year-old American man was sat all alone in a fast food joint in Georgia. It must have been a sad sight for anyone who happened to see him there on that day, with no one else across the table with whom he could converse. The man ordered some ice cream and stopped to take a selfie from the booth he had selected. Little did he know that the picture he took of himself and the heartbreaking message he wrote alongside it on Instagram would bring him considerable national attention.