- A little boy has made a stunning discovery that transcends decades and is older than him
- 8-year-old Nyima Mitchell found a letter in a bottle in his backyard which was said to have been tossed into the ocean 25 years ago
- The content of the wrinkled letter that was handwritten by a then 14-year-old girl will melt your heart
A letter that was written 25 years ago and tossed into the ocean has recently been found by a little boy.
The letter which dates August 12, 1995 was discovered by 8-year-old Nyima Mitchell in his backyard in their Chéticamp home close to Petit Étang - a body of water backing the Atlantic Ocean, CBC News reports.
Nyima who was having a campfire with his older brother Mila and two other friends found the wrinked letter inside a glass bottle.
He was able to take out the letter from the tightly-shut glass bottle with the aid of a pair of pliers.
The handwritten letter, according to Yahoo!Movies, was penned by a 14-year-old girl who hailed from Aylmer, Que., in Canada on a summer trip to Magdalen Islands with family and friends.
The girl wrote that "I have sent my bottle in the Magdalen Islands," and went on to say that she and her friends will be super happy to get a response from a pen pal.
Nyima's family made an effort at finding the author of the letter and wrote her when they saw a matching name on a hospital website with a fitting description the letter posited.
And in November 2020, the author of the letter received an unexpected surprise as she found a letter written by a child in an envelope in her mailbox.
The letter author identified as Nellie Nadeau (now 39 years of age) is a family doctor living in Alaska.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a 70-year-old woman had written a final letter to God before her death.
In the letter she shared on her Twitter handle, 70-year-old Mabena thanked God for the strength of surviving diabetes and high blood pressure for so many years. Mabena indicated that with God’s help, she was able to cope with diabetes and also single-handedly raise her children.
The grateful woman expressed appreciation in the opening of the letter, saying, ‘‘I thank you for keeping me safe in your blessed care for 70 years.’’
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