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Man's final Facebook post before fatal crash goes viral for inspiring message

A Facebook post a man wrote the day he would later die in a tragic car accident has gone viral for its uplifting message.

Matthew DeRemer of Florida mused about what he learned in 2015 and what his goals were for the new year, in a post published on New Year's Eve, hours before he was struck by a drunk driver while riding his motorcycle.

"I look back at 2015's huge challenges that I've overcome, shared with others, and have once again found myself," he wrote. "To say thank you and BRING ON 2016, much work's to be done!"

"I really don't know where I'll end up tonight but I do know where I wind up is where I'm meant to be," DeRemer added.

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Making the post all the more poignant was a photo he included that read: "We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day."

As one commenter said, "You basically wrote your own obituary. RIP and Godspeed."

Thousands of people have "liked" the post and many others are posting messages of condolence.

"What a beautiful final post," another person said.

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DeRemer, who was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2006 to 2010, according to his Facebook page, also mentioned his faith, family and new friends.

He died on Dec. 31, just days after his 31st birthday, when a car struck him in Pinellas County. Steven Lee Clarke, the other driver, was uninjured and arrested on a charge of DUI manslaughter, according to a police report reviewed by TODAY.com

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