A mother of four threw herself under a train just hours after she wished her boyfriend a happy 50th birthday.
Charlotte Cash, 35, kissed Andrew Tollitt goodbye as he headed out for work after opening up his birthday cards.
But later that afternoon, Miss Cash left a heart-rending suicide note before heading to a railway station near her home in Wigan, Greater Manchester.
As the London-bound train pulled into the platform she emerged suddenly from a crowd of commuters, which included Olympic athlete Jenny Meadows, and jumped into it's path - giving the driver no chance to avoiding her.
The note, which was addressed to Mr Tollitt, read: "I'm sorry for this but I have to go. Been feeling this for weeks. I love you so much and the kids. Look after them. Love you forever. I feel like scum. Been put down so much."