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Man Gets Response To His Message In A Bottle After 9 Years: "My Heart, My Stomach Just Dropped"

November 12, 2019 17:27

Message in a bottle used to signal the distress in the ocean or convey other sailors to steer clear of certain dangers. But, as the wars ended and the pirates fled, the notion took a romantic turn.

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Soon enough, bottles served as a medium to carry invitations to prospective pen pals across the sea. There are letters to actual or imagined love interests that have also been sent as notes in containers.

Some just write off their worries, personal trauma or even tribute to lost ones on paper and let the water dissolve the overwhelming feelings. For one person it can be liberating or therapeutic for others, it's just poetic.

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Response to a message in a bottle

Max Vredenburgh, living in Massachusetts wrote an introductory message, enclosed it in a bottle and threw it into Long Beach in Rockport as a 10-year-old. He penned his address, favorite food, choice of color and what he liked in life.

After nearly a decade, a surprise letter from France arrived at Max's home. Max told CBS Local:

When I first read his letter, my heart, my stomach just dropped. I was like, ‘oh my God. My 10-year-old wish just came true. This is insane.

It was signed by G. Dubois who mentioned that the bottle had covered around 6,000 kilometers. Wow, a long way from the Atlantic ocean! This miracle has made Vredenburgh reflect back on the past and remember what he used to be. Thanks to the internet, the two men have already connected on Instagram.

People are comical about it

Some social media users raised concerns about the lost messages. While others only discussed Max's lucky circumstances and how amazing the odds have been for him.

So, would you test destiny too? What kind of message would you like to write and deliver to an unknown receiver? Share this and let us know.

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