Strangers, Aged 53 and 23, Fall in Love After Accidentally Texting Each Other

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Have you ever texted the wrong person by mistake and then wondered if that person was maybe your soulmate and then the person texted back, “New number, who dis?” That did not happen to these two strangers who fell in love after randomly texting each other.

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Let’s travel back to 2012 via a swirly blurred flashback effect. This was when Kasey Bergh, 53, sent an SMS to a man named Henry Glendening, who’s 23. Despite finding out she’d contacted the wrong person, the two did the unthinkable and kept on texting, bonding over their mutual interests.

A week later, they met in real life. ABC News reports (via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch):

Upon their second meeting two days later, they each arrived at a Kirkwood coffee shop at different times and realized they had ordered the same drink.

“From the very, very beginning it felt like we were on the same wavelength,” Glendening said.

Despite a 30-year age difference, Bergh and Glendening’s connection flourished, and they moved in together within two months.

“It really didn’t make any difference,” Glendening said. “We were so connected at that point through deeper stuff.”

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They got married this year, three years after that first text. Referencing their initial convos about the book The Secret, Henry says, “In my experience, a lot of people don’t believe in that kind of stuff. They think the world is what it is and they feel the law of attraction is a silly belief.”

Maybe you, too, can find true love if you give that errant dick pic that lands in your phone a chance.

Illustration for article titled Strangers, Aged 53 and 23, Fall in Love After Accidentally Texting Each Other

Contact the author at clover@jezebel.com.

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chritter is a nocturnal feminist mancatfish

This isn’t new, it’s just new technology. Back in the day, I sent a carrier pigeon who ended up getting lost and flying west instead of east, and the result was a beautiful, long, sustained pigeon-exchange. We celebrated our seventeenth anniversary in August.