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12/06/2015 06:01 BST | Updated 12/06/2015 06:59 BST

Man Donates Late Wife's Wedding Dress To Charity Shop With Heartwarming Note

A stunning vintage wedding dress has captured the hearts of the nation after it was left at a charity shop with a heartwarming note attached.

Staff at St Gemma's Hospice charity shop have since tracked down the "true gent" who donated his late wife's dress, thanks to the help of social media.

The dress was left at the charity shop in Garforth with a touching note, which read: "I wish any lady who takes this dress to have a life with her loved one 56 years like I did. Happy years.

"I was a lucky man to marry a lady like mine."

The 1950s bridal gown has a lace bodice with long sleeves and a tiered skirt. It is currently being auctioned on eBay and so far, bids have reached £6,400.

Staff at St Gemma's Hospice posted an appeal on their Facebook page to track down the kind gentleman behind the stunning dress. And it looks like their efforts paid off.

On 11 June they posted on social media saying: "We have news! We found the kind gentleman who donated the beautiful vintage wedding dress.

They added that the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, is "overwhelmed" with the international attention his late wife's dress has generated and is "over the moon" that somebody else will be able to buy the dress on eBay.

"He is so happy and proud that the Hospice will benefit from funds raised by the auction of the dress," the charity shop spokesperson added.

"We have thanked him so much for his kindness and he would like to thank everyone for their support."

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