Netflix Changed the Ending of "The Notebook"

My wife has already spoiled the end of this movie for me. It's the reason I haven't watched it yet, because it's soooooooooo sad. I can get on board with this alternate ending though!

Netflix UK has changed the ending so that instead of seeing the sad ending, you watch a flock of birds fly over a lake.

If you haven't watched the movie like me, this might be a spoiler. (Story Here)