While this scenario might seem eerie, the story unfolded as a poignant and touching encounter, resonating deeply with the driver.
People working in the line of food delivery are usually in a rush. Their goal is to cover as many orders as possible in a day so they can make some extra cash on the deliveries to distant locations. However, when u/Piggybear87, an UberEats driver, got a delivery order to a certain location, little did they expect it to be a literal funeral. It could have been turned into a creepy story, but it made the Reddit community emotional once the delivery driver elaborated on this peculiar yet memorable delivery run.
The delivery driver stated that this story is from before the pandemic in 2019 when they had to take a 6-mile ride to make a delivery on a typical workday. "I get to the restaurant, which was a really good steakhouse and pick up $75 worth of food. I get back to my car and start the delivery. There was no business name, just an address. I follow the GPS," the person wrote at the beginning. "I get there and it's a cemetery and there's a funeral going on. I walk up, bag in hand, and say, 'I don't know if I'm in the right place, I have a delivery for a person."
A woman points the delivery driver towards a casket on the ground which obviously startles the delivery driver. "I get stopped halfway up by an elderly gentleman and he asked me to follow him. He walks me to the side and takes the bag. He laughs a little and sits down," then the Reddit user continues how the old man had some sentiments attached to this particular steakhouse delivery. The man at the funeral shares that he and his wife were on the way to their favorite restaurant for an anniversary dinner when she had a heart attack and they were married for exactly 52 years to the day she passed away.
That sunk the delivery driver's heart. They muttered their condolences, but the man had more heartwrenching stuff to share. "He explained that they got the same thing every year. They didn't get to eat it this year, so he used her phone and ordered it. He asked if I could stick around for a little bit. The service was over by the time I got there and people were in the process of leaving. As the last person left, he grabbed the bag and asked me to follow him. He sat down on the ground next to the casket. He put his food in front of him and put hers in the casket. He began to eat and tell me stories of their life," the Reddit post further read.
"After everything he told me, it felt like I had known him my whole life. He finished eating and grabbed the salt packets and put one on her potatoes and one on her steak. He puts his hands on hers and whispers, 'I will always love you. He then kisses her forehead and closes the lid. He said, 'If you have someone in your life that makes it better. Praise them. Let them know every single day how much you love them and how much you appreciate them. You never know when you won't be able to anymore'" and with that, the grieving old man's tale concluded.
"What you just said to me is worth more to me than any amount of money," the Reddit user told the old man and then ensured to call their girlfriend to profess their love and assured her they'd be home in a bit. "I tell them all I love and appreciate them every single day," the delivery driver wrote by concluding the post. People in the Reddit community left their emotional responses to this post. u/jenscharnikow wrote: "This absolutely brought tears to my eyes. That kind of love is special." u/RadioSupply added: "I'm sobbing. That meant so much to him, honestly and their love is tangible even through the screen. Good for you. I'm glad you two had that."