If you thought fairytales were just for storybooks and Disney cartoons, think again. We now have conclusive evidence nothing can stop true love. Trust us.
In 1945, Virginia Christoffersen wrote a love letter to her husband, Rolf, who was serving in the Norwegian Navy in World War II.
‘I love you, Rolf, as I love the warm sun,’ she wrote, ‘That is what you are to my life, the sun about which everything else revolves for me.’ Doesn’t that just read like a Wordsworth poem?
Seventy-two years later, in 2017, Melissa Fahy found that very letter under the stairs while renovating her New Jersey home. Touched by this couple’s long-distance love, Fahy took to Facebook to try to track down the Christoffersens and return the lost letter.
Now, here’s the fairytale part: within a few hours, Fahy was able to find the family even though they had moved across the country to California. How completely unlikely is that? She made contact with the couple’s son and gave him his mother’s letter.
Although Virginia passed away six years ago this weekend, Rolf is still alive at the age of 96 and listened to his son read him his late wife’s letter. How touching that he got to read a few last words from her six years later.
“In a way, I guess it’s his wife coming back and making her memory alive again,” Fahy said.
In the wise words of The Princess Bride: “death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”