Tissue, please: Tracy Lee just received a Valentine's Day bouquet from late hubby Ben Goi

PHOTO: Instagram/Tracy Lee

Tracy Lee describes his passing as "a movie plot twist".

Now, in another dramatic moment, a bouquet of flowers has arrived for Tracy on Valentine's Day from late husband Ben Goi.

It turned out that Ben had arranged the surprise with a friend "Derek" whose wife is in the floral business during a Bali trip.

Tracy shared the touching gesture on Instagram and Facebook, accompanied by a 520-character Chinese caption.

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谢谢老公给我的爱跟安慰 虽然老婆不求惊喜 但你就会用你的方式博君一笑 我爱你其实是因为你够务实 跟你在一起我很踏实,有你在我可以无缘无故地开怀大笑 虽然外面的人都不看好 甚至还有很难听的话 但我知道我嫁给你是因为我找到了一个 我怎么吵 都没想要离开的人 所以我把人生交给你 去创造我们共同的未来 可是当电影情节发生在真实人生里 女主角不再成为大家所羡慕的那样,有个爱她的男人离开,然后留下老婆孩子,然后哭哭啼啼 ,惹人心疼又心酸 ,若有选择我就宁可要他平时给我的 就一个拥抱 ,把我紧紧抱住,让那安静的力量代替语言。 我也就静静陪着他 呆着什么都不必做 不必说 奈何我有再多的不舍不明白 我还是要感恩 因为主的恩典够我用 也感谢主替我亲自照顾你 并把平安带给我们 虽然我们有过的很短暂 2017年 一起选戒指 2018年 无意间看到老公在互联网发去年照片 才惊觉是那天是情人节,马上打电话跟老公说 老公 情人节快乐… 我都不懂今天是 14/2 咧… 嘿嘿 今年2019 … 也跟平常一样不会庆祝… 却多了一份从你而来的安慰 知道你还惦记着正在难过的我们 知道你不是有意丢下我跟孩子 知道你也不舍 知道你不会再痛 知道你尽力了 宝贝谢谢你 千言万语没来得及说 但谢谢你 我爱你老公 #情人节快乐 #我仍要感恩 #因祢的恩典够我用 #心态正确很重要 #你就活在我心中 #没离开过

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In it, the Malaysian former actress expresses her gratitude for the "comfort" his surprise brought.

"Although your wife doesn't need surprises, you would make her smile in your own way. In fact, I love you because you're practical."

The son of "Popiah King" Sam Goi, Ben died on Feb 3 from a brain haemorrhage due to a stroke. He was 43.

In her post, Tracy recalls how Valentine's Day had slipped her mind last year.


Photo: Instagram/Tracy Lee

The 33-year-old added, "This year, I won't be celebrating it too. But there's an added comfort, knowing you miss us, knowing you didn't mean to abandon me and our child, knowing you can't bear to, knowing you're not in pain anymore, knowing you tried your best."

The understandably emotional Tracy also recounted their "short-lived" romance.

"Around you, I could be myself. I could laugh loudly for no reason. Although some people didn't believe in us and gossiped about us, I know I found and married someone who accepted me for who I am."

She continued, "This movie's leading lady is no longer the object of envy. The man who loved her is gone. I only wish for one more hug in silence."

Tracy finished with hashtags such as #HappyValentinesDay, #youliveinmyheart and #nevergone.

She had made a similar tribute on Feb 7 after he was cremated.

The couple married in 2017 and have a son who turned one last Saturday (Feb 9).

They were in Kuala Lumpur visiting Tracy's family when the stroke struck.

His funeral over Chinese New Year saw the likes of ministers Heng Swee Keat, Vivian Balakrishnan, Masagos Zulkifli and Josephine Teo attend, as well as celebrities Terence Cao, Chew Chor Meng and Zhu Houren.

Ben's father Sam is Singapore's 14th richest man according to Forbes, with an estimated fortune of US$1.8 billion (S$2.5 billion).

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