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High School Rowing Team Honors Beautiful Request Left By Anonymous Widow.

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Monday through Friday, student-athletes manage a full day of school in addition to a 2+ hour physically demanding practice. They also somehow fit weekly (or more) games/competitions in and still find time to do homework, have a social life, and just be kids.

As if that’s not impressive enough, the students of the Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School rowing team recently honored a sweet request they received from a local widow – because apparently, that’s what high school kids do nowadays.


On October 18, the students on the rowing team made their way to the lake for their daily practice. When they went to unlock the gate, though, they noticed a rose and a handwritten note hanging there. The note read:

Please can someone throw this into the lake for me? My late husband’s ashes are in the lake and I can’t get to the lakeside in my wheelchair anymore + gates are locked – have to drive back up north tonight. Thank you x


Being the kindhearted kids they are, the team followed the directions and took the rose out to the middle of the lake, just as requested. However, there was no name or number attached to the note, so the team took to Twitter to spread the message in hopes that it would somehow get back to the widow.

Since the team posted the tweet, it has been retweeted tens of thousands of times. Many Twitter users are diligently trying to help the team spread the word. Some users have even started sharing their locations, to show just how far the message has reached – South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Belgium, and so many more.

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The tweet has also racked up thousands of comments from users commending the students for their act of kindness, one user said his “faith in humanity has been restored” and another simply stated, “There [are] some lovely people in this world” – and we couldn’t agree more!

Help this teen rowing team spread the word, and share this story so hopefully, this woman will know her late husband received the rose.

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