When Twitter user @sixthformpoet began putting flowers on the grave next to his father's, he had no idea the crazy story he was about to embark on.
Fortunately, he documented the entire story in a viral Twitter thread.
ONE My dad died. Classic start to a funny story. He was buried in a small village in Sussex. I was really close to… https://t.co/PsPpniauap— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073950.0
Feeling bad about the bare-looking grave next to his dad's, @sixthformpoet began leaving flowers on it.
I always took flowers and my mum visited a lot and she always took flowers and my grandparents were still alive the… https://t.co/3FLMojbXc3— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073951.0
Nice but I felt bad for the guy buried next to my dad. He NEVER had flowers. Died on Christmas Day aged 37, no one… https://t.co/FTTp8Jguas— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073951.0
I did this for quite some time, but I never mentioned it to anyone. It was a little private joke with myself, I was… https://t.co/Mv1qg8mON1— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073952.0
But it turns out there was a reason no one left that man flowers...
I wondered if there was a hidden connection between us, something secretly drawing me to him. Maybe we went to the… https://t.co/hhgVfOLtMQ— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073952.0
His wife didn’t leave him flowers BECAUSE HE’D MURDERED HER. ON CHRISTMAS DAY. After he murdered his wife, he murde… https://t.co/Pzi3s5B8XJ— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073953.0
THAT was why no one ever left him flowers. No one except me, of course. I left him flowers. I left him flowers ever… https://t.co/WXoHG3gyYO— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073953.0
Naturally, @sixthformpoet felt pretty bad about how much time he'd spent honoring a murderer.
I felt terrible for his wife and her parents. Now, I wasn’t going to leave them flowers every couple of weeks for t… https://t.co/xxF4VORMdV— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073953.0
So to make things right, he decided to bring some flowers to his victims.
I found out where they were buried, bought flowers and drove to the cemetery. As I was standing at their graves mum… https://t.co/gaOnGtFMq4— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073954.0
And that's when the story took a huge twist...
I explained and she said ok that’s weird but quite sweet. I said thanks, yes it is a bit weird and oh god I ASKED H… https://t.co/QKM9bpntFy— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073954.0
Twitter loves a good love story, especially one that involves the graves of murderers.
@sixthformpoet This has to be a contender for the greatest “how I met my wife” story— Lady Janie Geek (@Lady Janie Geek)1560076345.0
@LadyJanieGeek @sixthformpoet *greatest story of any kind— Wings Over Scotland (@Wings Over Scotland)1560078999.0
If only all our love stories could be this romantic...
@sixthformpoet Great thread, although I'm somewhat miffed that it's made my story of how I met my husband in an all… https://t.co/iojXtlMcrp— Pearly (@Pearly)1560083089.0
Many people thought @sixthformpoet's thread should be turned into a movie ASAP!
@sixthformpoet Paging @netflix— Benjamin Dixon (@Benjamin Dixon)1560097394.0
@sixthformpoet @rafaelbehr THIS IS A FILM. MAKE THIS A FILM— Rafael Schacter (@Rafael Schacter)1560076182.0
@sixthformpoet @sianushka Someone needs to make this movie 🍿— Sarah Orme (@Sarah Orme)1560076126.0
Twitter users everywhere found their hearts touched by the strange tale.
@sixthformpoet This is the best thing I’ve heard in a long while. My husband is terminally ill and I read this allo… https://t.co/jrBEVM16hJ— Hannah (@Hannah)1560082137.0
@sixthformpoet This is insane and wonderful.— Matthew Inman (@Matthew Inman)1560090983.0
@sixthformpoet https://t.co/GTwBpm4Y0p— 🏆🏆🏆 Mike 🏆🏆🏆 (@🏆🏆🏆 Mike 🏆🏆🏆)1560074276.0
This was certainly a heartwarming yarn!
You know, except for all the murdered people.
@sixthformpoet Apart from all the murdered people this is a wonderful story. David Lynch should make the movie of this.— Lisa B 🔶️ (@Lisa B 🔶️)1560079613.0