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The most heartbreaking participant in First Dates history is taking over Facebook

Get the tissues out.

FIRST DATES HAS a way of dragging you into people’s personal stories like no other show.

The Channel 4 version is well into its new season at this stage, and they’ve been ramping up the emotional currency recently.

And none more so than this widower’s story that’s gone massively viral on Facebook this weekend

Asked about his children, this man’s story of loss is just tragic

widower Source: Channel 4

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And how it happened is poignant

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You could tell even talking about it was a struggle for him

widower7 Source: Channel 4

But he finished on an admirably positive note

widower9 Source: Channel 4

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And the pair of them toasted at the end, simply “to life”

widowers3 Source: Channel 4

It’s been watched on the All 4 Facebook page 5 million times since Friday evening – and it’s not hard to see why it’s captured everyone’s imagination.

Legends, both of them.

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