Anyone who has experienced divorce up close knows that, sometimes, it's a truly bittersweet process. Marriages end for all kinds of reasons — and the end of unions aren't all marked by hatred and resentment. Sometimes, things just don't work out and a huge degree of mutual love and respect remains.
Sometimes, knowing that the love is still there is the saddest part. Twitter recently got a dose of the sadness of mutual separation, and we're still crying over it.
17-year-old Morgan Lynn and her parents were all having a rough day on November 3rd — after 19 years of marriage and a separation, her parents' divorce was finalized. But Lynn's father sent over flowers to make the painful day a little easier on his ex-wife.
The bouquet of her favorite flowers arrived with a note that said "always gonna be you."
Overwhelmed by gesture, which her father used to do for her mother when she was having a bad day, Lynn posted the photos to Twitter.
My parents after 19 years of being married, were going through a divorce & it got finalized today, & my dad sent my mom her favorite flowers pic.twitter.com/S85LJ8owSj— mo (@shorrtstackkk) November 3, 2016
@shorrtstackkk he use to send her flowers when she was having a bad day..& to know that even after today he still did it breaks my heart?❤️?— mo (@shorrtstackkk) November 3, 2016
Not crying yet? Don't worry, you will now:
@shorrtstackkk my dad told me tonight that "Had me from hello" by Kenny Chesney was their song at their wedding-— mo (@shorrtstackkk) November 5, 2016
@shorrtstackkk -& he then heard this song, "Always gonna be you" also by Kenny Chesney, & sent it to my mom & said "this is our finale"??— mo (@shorrtstackkk) November 5, 2016
"This is our finale." ARE YOU SERIOUS RIGHT NOW? WE CANNOT HANDLE ALL OF THESE FEELINGS.
That was way too much for us to handle on a Monday.
The photos have been retweeted 76,000 times — and they've pretty much emotionally wrecked the entire Internet.
@shorrtstackkk i just sobbed oh my god— liv (@colleeniscute) November 4, 2016
@shorrtstackkk "always gonna be you" MY GOD ???— momma t? (@taywalsh9343) November 3, 2016
@shorrtstackkk godDAMN. It's the worst when yall will always hold love in your hearts for the other. ???— Jillian (@oneofajillian) November 4, 2016
And people started to get a little too personally invested in Lynn's parents' relationship.
@shorrtstackkk please tell me why they got divorced (if not too personal) if he said it's always gonna be her. Its gonna keep me up at night— christina (@djanekhaled) November 4, 2016
Sure, it's wildly inappropriate to pry, but the people need answers! Clearly, there is some true love going on here, so we must know why it didn't work out!
Many people just didn't know how to feel about it all. There are just ~ so many emotions ~
@shorrtstackkk this is bittersweet— inactive bc college (@bandsandguys) November 4, 2016
Lynn, struggling with all the emotions from the day, turned to her new Twitter supporters for solace.
If you have a dog will you send me picture of it, I'm sad— mo (@shorrtstackkk) October 27, 2016
Because heartbreak is best soothed by puppies.
And boy, did they deliver.
Lynn, who's grateful for all the support she's received in the last week, understands why her post has resonated with so many people.
"I believe that everyone is seeing true love through this tweet," Lynn said.
DAMN RIGHT. WE'RE ALSO SEEING A LOT OF OUR OWN TEARS.