You may need a tissue!
At the Vitalia Senior Residences assisted living home in Strongsville, Ohio, Frank Grasberger is a World War II veteran, and 12 years ago he received a letter from a 9-year old girl named DeShauna Priest thanking him for his service. Touched by the letter, which was sent as part of a class project, he wrote a thank-you card to the third grader and has kept the note with him ever since. But he had never been able to find the little girl to meet her in person.
… When the staff of the Vitalia Senior Residences heard the story from Grasberger, they managed to track down that little girl — who’s now 21 years old and a member of the Army National Guard herself. Telling Grasberger that somebody was coming to interview him about the letter that he carries with him, staff then surprised both Grasberger and his wife when they brought Priest in to meet him face to face for the first time.
… Carrying a bouquet of flowers and the thank-you card that Grasberger had sent her twelve years earlier, Priest walked in as the stunned veteran realized what was happening. He said, “You’re not that girl are you? Don’t make me cry, please.” Grasberger and his wife were overcome with emotion after realizing that it was indeed the little girl who had written to him all those years ago.