10 Stories of Couples Proving the Red Thread of Fate Does Exist
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11:11 2018-04-17

There’s an ancient Chinese myth insisting that love is a magical thing. It says that if 2 people are destined to be together, then they will meet each other sooner or later no matter how far apart they live. Their lives will always cross, because they are connected by a “red thread.”

We want to tell you the stories of 10 couples who proved that this legend does exist and two hearts meant to be together will always find a way to each other.

1. Preschool sweethearts found each other on a dating site.

“Justin & I met on a dating site when we were both 32 years old. We were two wounded hearts coming together. A few years before we met, Justin’s fiancé was tragically murdered the night before they were supposed to move in together. It took him years to cope with this unexpected & devastating loss. I too was damaged. Most of my past relationships had been with men who mistreated me and made me feel unworthy. When I came across Justin’s profile, something drew me towards him. When we started talking, we had an instant chemistry. It felt like we had known each other forever. When we first met, Justin told me he liked my name because his first crush was a girl named Amy in preschool. I jokingly told him I didn't want to hear about another girl named Amy who wasn't me. A month into our relationship, I pointed out a scar above Justin's eye & asked him how he got it. He told me it was from falling off the monkey bars at "good ol' Sunshine preschool." My jaw dropped, I squealed, "What! That's where I went to preschool!" And then another realization, "Justin! We're the same age! We must have gone to preschool together!" Justin looked at me in a state of shock & then said, "Babe, don't you remember me telling you about my 1st crush being a girl named Amy?" My heart almost exploded. "Maybe I was that Amy!" I ecstatically said, "Oh my god, babe. We're preschool sweethearts!" We immediately called our moms & had them dig through old photos. Sure enough, my mom found our class picture from Sunshine Preschool, and not only were Justin and I both in it, but we were sitting right next to each other. This confirmed that we were in fact Preschool Sweethearts, and furthermore, destined to be together from the start. We also believe that Justin's late fiancé is his guardian angel who guided us back together. About 2 years after we started dating, I wrote a letter to a news station about our story. 3 weeks later, we were invited to appear on The View, but little did I know, there was a whole other surprise in store. Justin proposed to me live on TV and had students from Sunshine Preschool hold up signs that said, “Amy, will you marry me?” I’m here to say second chances are possible"

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Justin and Amy met online and started dating when they were 32 years old. In this relationship, they felt like they had known each other forever. One day Justin told her a story about his first crush, who was also named Amy, that he knew in preschool. Then he accidentally mentioned that he went to Sunshine Preschool. Since they are the same age, they realized they had gone to preschool together. That’s how they found out they had been childhood sweethearts who finally found each other in their own way.

2. They were born to be together.

"Our moms have been best friends since high school, so they were thrilled when they found out they were pregnant at the same time. They were due the EXACT same day, but I ended up beating Adam by 3 weeks. I grew up in Denver, CO while Adam's family lived in Westchester, NY. Growing up, my mom would always tell me about her best friend’s son, but all I knew was that we lived weirdly parallel lives. I would fall off my bike and scrape my leg and the next week he would randomly do the same. I should have known how things would turn out. In high school, my family decided to take a trip to Westchester to visit Adam's family, and we instantly clicked. We became best friends and continued to talk all the time. During Senior year, Adam called me one day and asked me to go to prom with him. I couldn't have been more excited. I booked my plane ticket and before I knew it, I was on my way back to Manchester again for a weekend that would change my life. Adam kissed me during the last slow song and it was then I realized we were meant to be together. We're both away at different colleges now, but our relationship is still going strong. We see each other once a month and are planning to move in together after we graduate. I’m convinced our moms planned it to be this way all along."

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Madeline’s mom is Adam’s mom’s best friend. They were thrilled by the fact they got pregnant almost at the same time. After giving birth, they lived in separate cities but often told their kids about their friendship. They had heard a lot about each other from their moms. In high school, Madeline’s family decided to visit Adam’s family in Westchester, NY and they easily became best friends. One day, Adam called her and asked her to go with him to his prom which is where they realized they were destined to be together. Despite the fact they’re at different colleges now, their love is still going strong.

3. She found her fiance in an old beach photo.

One day Verona was looking at her old family photos. She decided to show one of them to her boyfriend just to laugh about it. He noticed a kid in the background and remembered that he had had the same T-shirt, shorts, and raft. So Mirand, her boyfriend, started to analyze the situation a little deeper, pulling in family members to confirm, and realized that the kid in the photo was him. He had photobombed his future wife’s family photo 10 years earlier.

4. A couple discover that they appear in the same photo.

Mr. Ye met and fell in love with his wife in 2011 in Chegdu and they currently have twin daughters. One day Mr. Ye was looking at his wife’s old photos and made a surprising discovery. He realized that in July of 2000 they were both at May Fourth Square at the exact same time. Thanks to his family’s photo album they realized that their paths had already crossed when they were teenagers. Now they want to bring the whole family to the same place to take a photo together.

5. His wife was his first friend.

“Kathleen was my first friend. I was 2 years old when we ‘met’ living in Geneva, Switzerland (she’s 8 months younger than me). Our parents were close friends & our families did practically everything together. When I turned 5, my family moved to the United States & lost contact with Kathleen’s family for many years. It would be decades before the internet, specifically Facebook, came about and enabled our parents to finally track each other down. Shortly after reconnecting, Kathleen’s family arranged a trip to come visit us in the U.S. I was now 18 and Kathleen was 17. I remember having some sort of feelings for her, but I figured it was just the familiarity of our childhoods. We even briefly talked about her going to my High School prom with me, but it never happened. After that visit, Kathleen & her family returned to Switzerland and we ended up losing touch again for the next few years. Then, on April 24, 2009, my mother passed away after having a stroke. She suffered for a long time with serious health issues including diabetes & kidney failure. It was so devastating and painful to lose her. The day after she passed, I received a message on Facebook that said, “It’s Kathleen, I hope you remember me.” She was reaching out to offer her condolences. After that message, we ended up talking every day. Then one afternoon, I randomly said “What if we had never left Switzerland?” And she answered, “Well we would have probably ended up together.” That simple exchange of words changed everything. For Kathleen’s birthday, her parents bought her a flight to come visit me in Philadelphia. When she arrived, we both couldn’t deny the magnetic pull between us- which I believe was partially my stubborn mother getting her way up in heaven. Kathleen & I had no idea if we could make this relationship work, especially living across the world from each other, but a bond like ours is not easy to replace. In the end it took 7 years of being in a long distance relationship. Everyone told us it would never work, but on December 28, 2016 we proved them all wrong when I married my best & first friend. My mom loved Kathleen like a daughter & I know she is smiling down on us.”

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Kathleen was his first friend. Their families did almost everything together when they lived in Geneva. When he turned 5, his family moved to the United States and their families started to live separately. After decades, their parents found each other again thanks to Facebook. Kathleen’s family visited his in the states. She was 17 and he was 18 when he started to have feelings for her. But her family returned to Switzerland and they lost touch again. When his mother passsed away, Kathleen reached out to him on Facebook and they started to talk every day. They went through 7 years in a long-distance relationship and now they’re happily married.

6. He proposed to her in the preschool classroom where it all began.

"Laura and I met in preschool. One of my very first memories is of being 3 years old and standing up in front of my pre-school class, declaring that I would marry her someday. As kids, Laura taught me how to ride the swings, draw rolling hills, and the 'right way' to properly eat string cheese. We have fond memories of playing hide-and-go-seek, chasing after each other on the playground, and mischievously staying up during nap time. I was enamored with Laura as a child, and I still am to this day. Eventually, we lost touch upon entering our Elementary School days and for the next seven years, our family's annual Christmas cards was the only way we ever saw each other's faces. It wasn't until High School that we reconnected by happenstance through a mutual friend. Within two weeks, we decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend. We continued to date through out all of High School, even though we went to different schools. We even stuck together long-distance while attending colleges in different states. We remained a resilient couple until May 23rd, 2015 when I decided to stay true to my preschool pledge and make Laura my wife. I proposed to her at the place it all began… our preschool classroom."

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He met Laura in preschool. He clearly remembers himself being 3 years old, standing in front of his preschool friends promising to marry her someday. As kids, they were really close, but they lost touch when they entered elementary school. After that, they saw each other only on the Christmas cards sent by their parents. It wasn’t until high school that they reconnected and started dating soon after. He stayed true to his childhood pledge and married Laura after college.

7. The internet connected two soulmates.

"Our love story is a tale of destiny. It's proof that what's meant to be will always find a way and come full circle. Our story began in Saudi Arabia, of all places, where both of our parents worked as ex-patriots for the Oil Company Armco. Even though both of our families are originally from different states in the U.S., Michael and I would meet for the first time as babies half way across the world. If that's not fate enough, we were also neighbors. Over time our families grew close and went on to celebrate many holidays together including christmases and birthdays. We even took random trips together to the ice cream lady down the street. However, our young love would come to a temporary halt when both of our parents decided after several years of living in Saudi to head back to the states and go their separate ways. It would be a very long time before Michael and I would ever speak another word to each other again. It wasn't until 20 years later, through the magic of the internet, that we reconnected. We reminisced over an old album of photos on Facebook from when we were babies living in Saudi. These cherished photos led to many laughs and trips down memory lane. To our astonishment there was a spark, a fire that had been repressed deep down inside both of us. We decided to rekindle our friendship and see each other for the "first" time in what seemed to be a lifetime. Apprehension, uncertainty, and an undeniably strong bond ushered in the sense of pure joy when we finally reunited in Naples, Florida. It was in that moment we realized we had a destined true love, blessed by the grace of God. We feel we are the definition of real soulmates."

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Their story began in Saudi Arabia where their parents worked for the oil company Armco. Their families were close and spent most of their holidays together. But their lives went separate ways when their families decided to move to the United States. She found Michael 20 years later through the magic of the internet. They reconnected through reminiscing about their childhood memories and realized that they felt like soulmates destined to be together.

8. Two first loves reunited after many years living in different countries.

"Ramiro was my first High School crush and young love. We were 15 years old and living in Canada when Ramiro told me he was moving to Argentina. His mom passed away when he was younger and his family decided it was best for them to move back home to Argentina. I was devastated to think I would never see him again, but being so young, there was nothing I could do. I had no choice but to say goodbye. As the years went on, we inevitably lost touch. Then in 2008, I heard through word of mouth that Ramiro was moving back to Canada for good. Soon after, we started running into each other while out with mutual friends. We would reminisce about the innocent puppy love we shared back in the day and laugh. Even after all that time, I still had butterflies when I talked to him. It was obvious I still had love for the boy next door who stole my heart all those years ago. For the next few years, we'd continue to bump into each other in the most random places- Rib Fest in Toronto, at World Cup celebrations downtown, at soccer games, etc. Even in crowds filled with thousands of people, somehow our eyes met. I remember going home after each encounter and telling my family, "I don’t know what is happening but it feels like fate keeps pushing us together." Turns out, Ramiro felt the same way. In November 2015 he finally asked me to be his girlfriend and we've been inseparable ever since. The craziest part about our story is that a few months ago, his sister went to a psychic medium to try and communicate with their mom who passed away. The medium told her that their mom was always with them and was even able to validate specific memories of their past. Then the medium said, "Your mom wants your brother to know that she is the one who pushed Alexandra into Ramiro’s path every time." I truly believe she was behind the magic that brought us back together again."

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He was her first crush in high school. They lived next door in Canada, but fate separated them when he moved to Argentina. There was nothing they could do in this situation and they thought they would never see each other again. After many years Ramiro decided to move back to Canada and she couldn’t resist her childhood feelings. They started to bump into each other in different places. It felt like fate had pushed them together. Soon after he asked her to be his girlfriend.

9. They walked down the aisle twice.

"In 1998, when we were 5 years old, we were forced to walk down the aisle together as the ring bearer and flower girl in a family/ friend's wedding. Actually, only he was forced because I was very excited. I had a huge crush on him, but he hated me. After the wedding, we didn't see each other again for years. Then in middle school, we ran into each other at a church event, and that's when Adrian says his feelings for me began to change. We lost touch after that and didn't reconnect until we were both in high school and I went to hear Adrian preach for a youth service at his church. We started dating shortly after that and got engaged in November of 2014. This past September, we walked down the aisle together in the same church as we did 17 years ago. Except this time as husband and wife."

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When they were 5 years old they had to walk down the aisle as a flower girl and a ring bearer. She already had a crush on Adrian, but he acted like he hated her. After the wedding they didn’t see each other for a long time. Then they reconnected in high school when they met each other at a church event. They started dating shortly after and soon Adrian proposed to her. They walked down the aisle again at the same church as they did 17 years before.

10. They never gave up on their feelings.

"Tomorrow is my parents 25th anniversary and they are still as in love today as they were when they met 45 years ago. At ages 2 and 4 they were next-door neighbors and quickly became the best of friends. Unfortunately my dad's family moved away to California but their mom's (my grandmothers) wrote letters to each other to keep in touch. My dad went on to attend the Naval Academy and would often visit my mom's family in Connecticut- always hoping my mom would be home visiting from college in Philadelphia. Eventually, she caught on and their flame ignited. He proposed at the Army-Navy football game in 1990. My parents have shown tremendous strength throughout my dad's entire military career with all the relocating and trips apart, all while raising four kids. They're thoughtful and kind to one another but never lose their spirit or sense of adventure. They still climb mountains and attend rock concerts together. Their love is the best kind." (Sent in by their daughter @fionaelisabeth)

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As kids they lived next door to eachother and became best friends. Unfortunately, his parents decided to move to California but didn’t lose touch and continued to write letters to each other. He attended the Naval Academy and always visited her family in Connecticut hoping she would be home visiting from college in Philadelphia. Finally she caught on and their flame ignited. He proposed at the Army-Navy football game in 1990. They have shown tremendous strength as a couple throughout his entire military career with all the relocating and trips apart. They’ve already celebrated their 25th anniversary and haven’t lost their spirit of adventure. They still go to rock concerts and climb mountains together.