Jim Gip of California sported the instructional lanyard during his first vacation in 23 years without her.
"My name is Jim, if I look lost, please call my wife Kim Gip," the necklace read. "If I am in a restaurant just staring at the menu, please order me some sort of Asian food, especially white rice. I've never been away from my wife who does everything for me."
Gip's son, Brandon, shared the photo on Twitter last week where it received over 35,000 retweets.
"My mom and her friend Patty came up with a funny idea to make the name tag thing as a joke," Brandon wrote in a statement to ABC News. "My mom then texted me a picture of it and I thought it was hilarious. Not knowing my tweet would go viral, I didn't blur out my mom's phone number because I was expecting no more than 50 likes, which turns out to be nearly 70k now.
“But the tweet going viral onto Facebook and Instagram is still a shock to all of us. Besides the fact my mom's phone has gone off the hook, we are starting to enjoy the reality of it as people think the tweet is entertaining."
Jim got some humor out of his wife's homemade tag, the family said, and a friend posted a picture of his wearing it at a Vegas restaurant.