Kentucky Man’s Message in a Bottle Returns to Him 37 Years Later!

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This guy should play the lottery!

according to WLKY Louisville Newsa man who had a name Troy Heller he was completely speechless when a letter he threw into the Atlantic Ocean at the age of 10 “found its way back” to him. It was 1985 when he posted a note Pepsi bottle, sealed it, and threw it into the sea while on vacation with his family in Vero Beach, Florida. Telling the outlet his thoughts at the time, the now 47-year-old said:

“I just thought I’d throw it in the ocean and see where it went. “

And it didn’t take long! Almost 4 decades later it washed ashore and was found only 13 miles from the area where the then young man threw it. In November, two teachers were cleaning the beach from Hurricane Nicole when they discovered that the bottle had washed ashore. Rather than keep it or throw it away, they took the message in a bottle to a family who happened to be walking nearby – and were determined to find the original writer.

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Katie Carmax she told the service that she was walking with her wife and two daughters when the teachers handed over the note:

“We just feel very special that we ran into two great teachers picking up trash after the hurricane. “

When the family got home they broke the bottle and pulled out the note, revealing Troy’s name, age, address and phone number according to a video posted by the Carmaxes. TikTok. At the end of the note, the then 10-year-old had written:

“PS Anyone who finds this please contact me, or write to me.”

A few internet swipes and Katie, along with her family, did just that! They were able to find Troy and call him. He noted to WLKY he ignored a call on his phone from Florida, but when he received a text message from the same number and a photo of the letter, he was immediately thrown back to 1985:

“As soon as I saw it, I remembered writing it. I’m surprised it didn’t break … it’s just amazing that he finally found his way back.”

Ch-ch-check out the video (below):

@cmfam11 Whoever finds this write me back #38yearsago #messageinabotte #hurricane #verobeach #uláidh #pepsibottle ##hurricanenicole #hurricanenicoletreasure #specialmemories #howcool #morningwalks #teachersarespecial ♬ Message in a Bottle – The Police

Just unbelievable! In Troy’s words, “it’s something you never thought would happen.” Thoughts, Perezcious readers?

[Image via YouTube/WLKY News Louisville]

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