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Widower’s message to woman unhappy with her body is absolutely beautiful

The Internet can be a source of amazing advice for those looking for it. 

One woman was in desperate need of some kind words when she took to Reddit with a problem.

She wrote, ''I'm losing weight but my partner is still giving me a hard time about my appearance.''

While many people commented offering great advice, it was one user, an elderly widower, whose words of wisdom stole the show.

The 21-year-old said her boyfriend comments on her body, and she asked users how she should deal with a partner who doesn't appreciate the way she looks. 

Most people were outraged about what she was going through and one joked that he should lose 200 pounds – in the form of her boyfriend.

However, it was the widower, who quickly responded to reassure the woman, who's comment attracted a lot of interest. 

He wrote, ''I am an old man now, and my wife is gone. She was the most beautiful woman I have ever known, inside and out, but she often struggled to see that.''

He revealed he was ‘full of regret’ over his attitude towards his late wife in a post that's clocked up almost 10,000 responses. 

He said, ''I remember there was a time during our life where we (wife and I) had some trouble (I was advancing my career and really neglecting our marriage) and she started dieting and working out extensively.''

''I didn't even notice at the time (because I was so absorbed in my work) but we finally had a pretty severe argument, where she asked me whether I didn't find her attractive anymore because of her weight. One of my biggest regrets ever, that still haunts me to this day, is that I made her feel less than beautiful.''

This story goes to show that we should think about how we treat our partners – as well as the fact that the Internet isn't always all bad. 

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