WATCH: Widowers heartbreaking ‘first dates’ video gains over 7.7M views

This emotional video of a widower on First Dates UK will break your heart and warm it all at the same time.

On an episode of the popular reality TV show, which sees two strangers embarking on a ‘first date’, elderly widower Alan brought viewers to tears with his positive outlook on life, despite having experienced the worst.

During his date with Patrica, Alan explained how he had lost his wife to dementia 7 years ago.


He also went on to detail the sudden loss of his son, who died from a brain haemorrhage.

But it was Alan’s attitude to living his best life that captured the hearts of millions of people around the world.

“I’m so conscious of the fact that this is the one and only time we will ever have a life,” Alan says.

“Life is so bloody short and so many people don’t realise that. And they waste their lives. So I don’t want to die with any regrets.”

Alan and Patricia’s first dates video has been watched more than 7.7 million times online.


Ps. You may want to grab a box of tissues…