Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Widow Made Sign About Deceased Husband, Stunned By People's Reactions.

The Big Goodbye

The Big Goodbye

Bergenfield Daily Voice

Velvet had to find a way to say goodbye and then figure out how to live without him. She was still trying to fill the hole in her heart, which is how she came up with a brilliant idea. Charlie had passed away so suddenly from his heart attack, and Velvet wasn’t the only one he left behind. It was the entire community, who adored him, and they were grieving too. They had no idea that Velvet had found a way to keep the memory of her late husband alive and kicking.

His Eyes Never Wandered

His Eyes Never Wandered

Grissini Ristorante / Facebook

Tony Del Gatto was devastated after Charlie passed away. He was the owner of the restaurant where Charlie had worked for so long. But more importantly, the two men were friends. “He was one of the finest gentlemen I had ever met,” Del Gatto shared. “Everybody felt like an individual to him. He spoke directly to people, his eyes never wandered. There could be 20 or 30 people at the bar… but when a person spoke to him, they were the most important person in the room.”

It Was A Scorcher

It Was A Scorcher

NWS Forecast Office Philadelphia

It was 2010, and a scorching heatwave had hit New Milford, Connecticut. For more than four days, the heat had gone above 100 degrees. The heatwave had caused another issue. The area was experiencing a drought. So, one day, Charlie decided to take action against something that had left him deeply disturbed. Eight years later, another heatwave struck the area, and this made Velvet recall Charlie’s random act of kindness.

Charlie’s Cooler

Charlie’s Cooler

Velvet Poveromo / Facebook

During the heatwave, Charlie had provided cool drinks for public workers. This made him unforgettable among the community. Everyone came to rely on the fact that Charlie’s cooler was there to cool them down if they needed it. But then, it was gone. Velvet knew how important that cooler was to her husband. So, she found a way to keep his memory alive by doing exactly what her husband had done. She never realized that the gesture would move so many.

A Touching Gesture

A Touching Gesture

Velvet Poveromo / Facebook

She brought Charlie’s cooler out. It was filled with snacks and beverages. And she also posted a sign letting everyone know about Charlie’s passing. She decided to keep her husband’s tradition alive, but it was only a matter of time before she discovered how people really felt about Charlie.

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