Craigslist is great for finding slightly used couches and also for reconnecting with your lost love after 43 years.In a Craigslist Boston missed connections post entitled, “I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972,” a rainy, life-saving chance encounter is described by someone claiming to be a Vietnam veteran.
“I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972, the same day I resolved to kill myself,” the posting begins. According to the author, he’d decided to kill himself on December 31, 1972, upon returning from Vietnam where he piloted B-52 bombers.
Returning to his apartment to take his own life, the author ran into a woman wearing a teal ball gown who’d been crying. The two spoke briefly, before agreeing to have a cup of coffee.
“I shared more of myself than I could have imagined possible at that time. I didn’t mention Vietnam, but I got the sense that you could see there was a war waging inside me. Still, your eyes offered no pity, and I loved you for it,” the post author writes.
After briefly using the restroom, the author returned to find the woman gone. She’d confessed to being engaged to a banker from “some line of Boston nobility,” though didn’t leave a note or share her name. The author claims that the meeting saved his life, and has been trying to find out who the woman was for several years.
While the authenticity of the story is obviously unknown, Redditors on r/Boston discovered that it was in fact raining in Boston on December 31, 1972.
That small fact aside, other Redditors believe the post’s author to be Raphael Bob-Waksberg, the creator of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman. Bob-Waksberg authored a similarly romantic and beautifully written missed connection in 2013. However, Bob-Waksberg has denied that he authored this post on Twitter.
The mystery continues…
Source: Max Knoblauch | Heartbreaking Craigslist missed connection comes 43 years after meeting