The letter he put in a bottle 10 years ago was found by a man in France

A Massachusetts man who was only 10 years old when he tossed a message in a bottle into the Atlantic Ocean said he has received a reply from a French man nine years later. Max Vredenburgh, now 19, wrote: “I’m 10 years old. I like apples, I like the beach. My favorite color is blue. I like animals. I like cars and I like outer space. Please write back.”

When I first read his letter, my heart, my stomach just dropped. I was like, 'Oh my God. My 10-year-old wish just came true. This is insane,'" Vredenburgh told WBZ-TV.

Photos of Vredenburgh's letter and Dubois' reply went viral on Twitter.

… Vredenburgh said a letter arrived at his parents’ house in October from G. Dubois, who found the bottle on a beach in France. He said he is hoping to learn more about his new pen pal

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