It was the ultimate parting gift.

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As one incredible final act of love, one husband made certain that his wife was taken care of long after he was gone.

And if this isn’t the epitome of true love, I don’t know what is.

Husband’s Legacy of Love

In most marriages, household responsibilities tend to get divvied up between both partners. It’s not uncommon for one person to take the lead in managing household bills and expenses.

For forty-one years, X (formerly Twitter) user @AriThinks‘ father exclusively took care of all the household bills. In fact, he took such good care of them that his wife never had to pay a bill.

Now, even in death, he’s still doing it.

In a tweet that’s gone viral with over 5.2 MILLION views (because who doesn’t want a love like this??) @AriThinks shares that her father passed away a few days ago.

After he died, the family made an incredible discovery. Her father had paid off all the bills six months in advance so her mother could rest easy and take the time to grieve in peace.

“My Dad passed a few days ago and my Mom doesn’t even know who he makes payments to because she’s never paid a bill,” she wrote. “So we call and find out that like all the bills were paid up 6 months in advance.”

Not only did he pay the bills six months in advance, but he also put credits on the utilities, including gas, water, and electricity, that will last her FOR YEARS.

Reaction to the Viral Tweet

In addition to being viewed millions of times, thousands of people came forward to offer their condolences and to praise @AriThinks’ father for his selflessness and unwavering devotion to his family.

“He loves her. Even death couldn’t take that away. May his sweet soul rest in perfect peace.”

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“Accept my condolences but your father is truly an amazing man, RIP to him. Not all heroes wears capes… Salute,” wrote @Nueladedoyinfi1.

“Wow, that peace to give her. Sorry for your loss. Condolences to you & your family,” said @highlyher.

“So sorry for your loss. R.I.P. What an amazing thoughtful gift your father gave all of you! Oh my goodness to think that far ahead knowing all would need his foresight,” Karen Williams commented.

True Love Lasts Forever

The commenters are right. It’s not just the fact that the bills are paid that makes the gesture so heartwarming. It’s the fact that this man had the foresight to ensure that his wife wouldn’t have to shoulder the responsibility alone.

Losing someone we love is one of the most painful and difficult things we have to endure in life. Sometimes it’s all we can do to just keep breathing, never mind having to look after the day-to-day duties.

By securing these essentials for his wife, he has provided her with a sense of security and stability during a time that feels anything but.

His actions reflect a level of care, dedication, and consideration that goes beyond mere financial responsibility; it is love…in its purest form.

He loved her so much in life that he wanted to make sure she was still okay in his death.

Grand gestures of love are great but it’s in the everyday, looking out for each other kind of ways, where true love is really found.

It’s in the small things people do for each other, just to make life easier. It’s in sharing responsibilities so one person doesn’t have to carry the burden alone.

Even though he’s gone, this husband’s love for his wife lives on in his small gestures of kindness and care.

And that? Is the kind of love that lasts forever.