Mattress Mick’s Humans of Dublin story has people in tears today

The Humans of Dublin Facebook page, our capital's answer to Humans Of New York, has featured some truly touching posts over the last couple of years.

We've had family stories, mental health stories and a few love stories too  – like this beautiful post last night from a familiar Irish face.

Mattress Mick is known to many as Dublin's zaniest mattress salesman, but last night he shared a very different side of himself.

"When I was in my late teens I met a girl, and she became very, very special to me," Mick explains.

"She was my first love. We were together for quite a while, but I guess we were just too young. We met too early. She wanted to do other things, so she decided to go different ways.

Mick then goes on to explain how the two grew apart, even though the woman in question "never really left" his thoughts.

"A few years later somebody told me she developed cancer. I actually met her about two years before she died. Her friends organised a reunion but I didn't think it'd be the last time I saw her.

"One Sunday afternoon, out of the blue, a friend of hers called me and said, 'Hi Michael, I have someone here that wants to talk to you.’ She said, 'Hi, it’s me, Kathy. I just would like to say goodbye. I know I'm going to die soon, and I wanted to let you know you were very special in my life too.'

"Every time I think about that phone call I get very sad. It was the nicest phone call I have ever received in my whole life. It meant so much to me. That someone who knew they were terminally ill and hadn't a lot of time could actually think about me, and tell me that…

"I guess it is true, it's never too late to tell somebody how you feel. She died that week, but she'll always be in that very special place in my heart."

So beautiful. After less than a day, the post has over 7,000 likes on the Humans of Dublin page, and we can see why.

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