His excitement lessened however as he realized that his seat was right in the back of the stadium.
Before the game started, the young man searched the rows ahead of him for a better seat, and to his surprise he found an empty one that was right at the front, next to the field.
He approached the man sitting next to the empty seat and asked if the seat was taken.
The man replied, “No.”
Amazed the young man asked, “How could someone pass up a seat like this?”
The older gentleman responded, “That’s my wife’s seat. We’ve been to every Superbowl together since the day we were married, but now, sadly, she has passed away”.
“Oh, how sad,” the man said. “I’m sorry to hear that, but couldn’t you find a friend or relative to come with you?”
“No,” the man said, “They’re all at the funeral.”
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