With text messaging and email, we're writing fewer and fewer physical letters to each other. They're more expensive than electronic communication and nowhere near as fast, but there's a certain romance being lost. Check out this story to believe in the lasting power of the written letter. It's something straight out of a love story.
9-year old Nolan Rogers was fishing with his family at South Carolina's Lake Murray when he found something washed up ashore.
It was an old glass bottle of Dr. Pepper with a note inside.
He showed the bottle to his mother. They immediately opened up the note and safeguarded it in a plastic sleeve.
There was something familiar about the note. She sent a picture of it to her friend, Diane Bryant.
Diane told ABC News, "As soon as I saw it, I was like, oh my gosh, that's definitely me."
It was a love letter she'd written in 1970. She was 13 years old at a lake with her church group.
The recipient of the love letter? Nolan's grandfather, Mike Rogers.
Mike couldn't come to the church trip, so Diane had written to him, put the note in a bottle and cast it out to the lake.
She was hoping that Mike would find it when he vacationed to the lake with his family that same summer.
She never, in her wildest dreams, imagined that his grandson would discover it 45 years later.
Diane and Mike didn't survive as a couple, but miraculously, their friendship did and the two remain close to this day. Now they have a keepsake of the 45 years they've known each other.
Credit: Little Things