Mattress Mick is without a doubt the most famous mattress salesman in Ireland (and possibly the only famous one).
That's thanks to his hugely popular and ridiculously daft ads for Mick's Dublin furniture shop. If you somehow haven't seen one...
But the madcap ads clearly don't paint the full picture of the man behind the mattress.
Michael Flynn was stopped by Peter Vargas who runs the Humans of Dublin Facebook page on the street and he shared this touching story of his first love and the sad circumstances under which they reconnected.
The post has taken off, with over 7,000 likes and hundreds of shares and comments from people who said they were moved by his tale.
"Beautiful story crying reading it life is precious to the end and it is so important to tell people we love them throughout life."
"Ah such a sad beautiful story. I was hoping for a happy ending when I started to read it. Beautiful and so true it's never too late to tell someone you love them"