He looks to his left & notices that there is a spare seat betwen himself & the next guy.
MAN: "who would ever miss the FIFA world cup final?"
GUY: "that was my wife's seat.
We have been to the last five world cup finals together,
but sadly she passed away."
MAN: "oh... that's terrible, and very sweet of you to have her here symbolically by having a vacant seat .. ..
but these are expensive tickets; couldn't you have brought another family member, friend or someone else with you?"