Rebecca Churan, 26, was renovating her Ontario, Canada home when she came across something strange.
It was a note, written in both English and French, on one of her walls. At first, she thought it was measurements, but after a few minutes she decoded the true meaning: “Germaine loves Roy, Mars 1, 1965 xx." It was, in fact, a love note.
Churan took a photo of the strange writing and posted it to her community's Facebook page. Though she originally thought the note said “Ray,” a few neighbors began messaging her to ask if it actually said “Roy,” because there was a local couple by the name of Roy and Germaine Langdon.
Then, an awesome of twist of fate: Members of the community passed the Facebook post on to one of Roy and Germaine Langdon’s six children, Claudette Leblanc, who later confirmed with Churan that it was the handwriting of her mother, who had passed away in 2006.
Leblanc also told her that her father had “been lost” since the death of his wife--so the two arranged a surprise for him.
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While the Langdon family was assembled for Easter Sunday, Churan dropped by with the piece of drywall containing the note.
"She hadn’t told anyone, so I walked into a house filled with 15 to 20 people who had no idea who I was,” said Churan. But after the two women explained, she presented the note to 92-year-old Roy Langdon, the true recipient of the sweet message.
“At first he looked puzzled as to what it was and then he realized and got all teary-eyed,” Churan said. “You could just tell how much he loved and missed his wife.”
Such a sweet moment!