Patricia Machin lost her husband last year after his was knocked down and killed near their home in Bournemouth.
Mr Williamson, 30, the driver was convicted of causing death by careless driving and given a suspended prison sentence, ordered to pay £1000 in costs and banned from driving for two years.
However, Mrs Machin has no ill feeling towards him and wrote him a letter of support and hugged him outside court.
She said that she hopes her actions will encourage others to show forgiveness. She said: “On the day the accident happened, Brian Williamson and I just were two strangers but joined together in a nightmare.”
She felt that he showed remorse and urged him to “get on with his young life.”
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