Name it a miracle on aisle 7.
A veteran’s love letter, written in 1954 and found inside a Walmart in Georgia, was reunited along with his household on Friday, because of the persistence of retailer workers.
The 64-year-old letter was discovered three weeks in the past on the ground by retailer affiliate Dakota Lovain, who’s a Nationwide Guard Member. The letter was written by Max Holcomb to his sweetheart Martha Younger throughout his service within the U.S. Air Drive.
Within the letter, Holcomb wrote about how he was anxious to return residence in two weeks and asks Martha’s dad and mom for her hand in marriage.
Jennifer Hendrix, who works with Lovain, instructed FOX5 the pair made it their mission to attempt to discover a rightful proprietor of the letter.
“I used to be instantly linked from the primary line of this I learn, and I knew I needed to discover this household,” she stated.
After the story aired on a Chattanooga tv station, a tip got here in that led Hendrix to Jason Holcomb, the grandson of Max.
“I despatched him a message by means of Fb that he did not obtain. The message I acquired again from him instantly was – are you able to name me? And he left his cellphone quantity, and I used to be very nervous, shaken.” Hendrix added.
Jason Holcomb stated he was shocked to obtain the decision.
“It simply blew my thoughts, my hair stood up on my neck, and I assumed absolutely not,” he stated Friday.
Max and Martha have since handed, however their grandson Jason stated the couple was “inseparable.”
“They have been defiantly selfless individuals, they have been, they all the time thought of one another earlier than they did something,” Holcomb stated.
Whereas relations and retailer workers are nonetheless unsure how the letter ended up on the ground of the shop, it is now in protected arms.