This story is very similar to the movie. However, it actually happened. It all started with the fact that back in 2000, a seven-year-old boy Tyrel from the United States participated in a charity event.
The boy collected school supplies, wrote a letter and put it all, as well as his own photo in a cardboard box. The package was intended for one of the third world countries and was a gift for Catholic Christmas. Where exactly the package went, Tyrel didn’t even know. And soon I completely forgot about her.
Nine years later, a certain Joanna from the Philippine capital asked Tyrel to be friends on Facebook. The guy at first thought it was spam, so he rejected the friendship.
But after a while, the girl knocked on friends again. Moreover, she wrote that in 2000 she received a Christmas present from Tyrel. Then the guy remembered about the charity event.
The young people began to communicate, and in 2014 Tyrel decided to fly to visit Joanna. For the guy, it was the first solo flight to another country. He was very nervous and didn’t know if his Malaysian girlfriend would like him.
But when they met, they realized that they were made for each other. On his first visit, the American stayed for a week. After a while, he flew back. This time with an engagement ring and an offer to marry him.
The wedding was held according to local traditions. Tyrel was wearing a wedding shirt called a barong. The wedding ceremony was repeated by the young people already in the States.
Now the couple live in Tyrel’s homeland, in Idaho.