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Long distance relationships in 2018 are more manageable than ever. There’s texting, calling, Skyping, GPS for easier car rides, and affordable plane travel. It’s tough, but doable. But it wasn’t that long ago that long distance relationships often meant spending months or even years apart and communicating only through letters. It’s not that long ago that we can’t remember, and understand what it must be like to be so far from the one you love. So, when Twitter user Macy shared her parents 20-year-old love letters that spanned their five years spent apart in China and the U.S., all the feels were felt by all of us onlookers. True love exists and we’re gonna need a minute.

Uploading pictures that show stacks of letters, Macy writes “My parents were in a long-distance relationship for a few years after my dad moved to the U.S., but they kept in touch through all these letters. Do you hear me crying?” We would hear you, Macy, but our own sobs are too loud.


Macy’s father moved to the U.S. to attend college at Purdue University, with her mother staying back in China. Macy said that her mother was pressured to leave her father and find someone local to date, but the couple remained devoted and were eventually reunited when her mother moved to the U.S.


The pair just celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary and omg we’re sobbing. Sobbing! How does anyone live up to that?


Accumulating almost 40,000 retweets and 109,000 likes in less than a week, Macy’s story of her parents’ long-distance love has struck a chord on social media. Many users are now sharing their own stories and their parents’ stories of long distance love and the lost artform of letter writing.


As a former long-distance relationship-er myself (Canada to U.S. for five and a half years), the plus side of being separated from your partner is that it forces you to learn how to communicate, whether that’s through letters, texts, or emails. But on the romantic communication scale, handwritten letters are definitely better than emojis.

Now, the film scene we’ve all be waiting for.