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Woman explains why she takes bite out of husband's packed lunch every day

Woman explains why she takes bite out of husband's packed lunch every day

Whilst some might think it's slightly mean spirited, the Facebook post revealed a heart-warming reason behind the lunchtime tradition.

Most people have weird traditions with their partner, whether it's bizarre pet names or morning rituals.

However, one Texas woman has revealed that she takes a bite of her husband's packed lunch.

Whilst it might sound rather mean spirited, Tracy Howell explained how the unusual custom as brought them closer together over their decades long relationship.

This is why Tracy eats a bite out of her husband's sandwich.
Facebook/Tracy Howell

In fact, the couple have been married for over 41 years with Tracy explained the secret to their successful relationship on social media.

Posting a picture of a sandwich in a ziplock bag on Facebook, Tracy then explained why she takes a bite out of Clifford's sandwich once she's finished making it.

No, Tracy's not being greedy - the small bitemark is symbolic of her 'sharing lunch with him' when she's not physically with him. Awwwww!

Explaining the gesture, Tracy wrote: "Clifford and I have been married almost 41 years and I have made his lunch every working day since day one.

"On occasion I would join him on the job site and have lunch with him. He made the comment once that lunch tasted better when you share it with someone you love.

"Soon after that, while fixing his sandwich one night, I took a bite out of it before putting it away."

She continued: "When he got home (long before cell phones), he commented that someone took a bite out of his sandwich.

"I told him that since I couldn't join him for lunch, I took a bite so he knew I was joining him."

Rather wholesomely, the couple have kept up the tradition ever since with the bite mark making it's appearance ever since.

The Texas woman explained the sweet tradition on social media.

Unsurprisingly, the romantic gesture has one of the hearts of Facebook users.

When the post has since originally went viral on social media, it attracted over 24,000 likes and several thousand responses.

Many congratulated Tracy on her long and clearly happy marriage.

"That is so sweet! Happy Anniversary! Keep hugging each other tight!" wrote one fan.

Another added: "Y'all are the sweetest and have such a great story from the very first date," before commenting a series of love heart emojis.

"This is so heart-warming," said a third user, who'd fall in love with Tracy and Clifford's story.

"So special," said a fourth. "You have a role model marriage."

Whilst it's unclear what happened to the couple in the years after the post, we hope they got to enjoy many more lunches together.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Tracy Howell

Topics: Sex and Relationships, Food and Drink, US News