A love letter is delivered 72 years late

Here’s your daily dose of sweetness:

Rolf Christoffersen had no reason to think he’d ever get a message from his wife, Virginia, again. The former sailor in the Norwegian Navy is 96 now. His wife died six years ago this weekend.

In May 1945, she typed up the kind of letter lovers wrote to each other back then.

“I love you, Rolf, as I love the warm sun, and that is what you are to my life, the sun, about which everything else revolves for me.”

He never got the letter. It had literally fallen through the cracks at her New Jersey home.

And there it stayed, until Melissa Fahy and her father found it while tearing out some stairs to the attic in the home she recently purchased.

“When I read it, I just couldn’t believe the love and admiration she had for her husband,” Fahy tells NBC, amazed, apparently that long-distance love was possible without email and texting.

She had no idea who Rolf Christoffersen, so she posted on Facebook and waited for the Internet to do that thing it does.

Within two hours, the people on Facebook had found Rolf and Virginia’s son in California.

And there, unfortunately, the story ends. We know only that Rolf’s son read the letter to him.

(h/t: Paul Tosto)

  • Barton

    I kinda like that the story ended where it did. What more could be said? The letter was delivered and the recipient heard the words. A perfect love letter.