If you run into a surprise while renovating, normally it's a bad thing. For Melissa Fahy, it turned into a heartwarming mission. The Westfield, New Jersey woman was working on home when she and her father discovered a letter in a gap under the stairs.
The note, postmarked May 1945, was written by a woman named Virginia to her husband, Rolf Christoffersen, who was a sailor in the Norwegian Navy at the time. "I love you Rolf, as I love the warm sun," Virginia wrote. "That is what you are to my life, the sun about which everything else revolves for me."
Fahy decided to try and return the letter to the Christoffersen family and ended up finding Virginia and Rolf's son in California after posting about the note on Facebook. It turns out Virginia died six-years-ago, but Rolf is still alive at 96. Their son has been able to read the letter to his dad...and we're all weepy.
Source: Associated Press