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70 Years Later… A World War II Vet Cries After Given THIS from a Thrift Store (VIDEO)


Bill Moore is a patriot who served in Europe during World War II in the military. He wrote many letters to keep in touch with his family back home and to the love of his life. He didn’t know if he would see them again.

But 70 years later, he couldn’t believe it when a woman found one of his letters in a record sleeve at a thrift store not far from where he lives in Aurora, Colorado. What an incredible story!

Westminster woman recently discovered the letter, dated 1945, tucked inside an old record she bought at a thrift store. The writer could have been anywhere in the world, but it turns out, he wasn’t far away at all.

“I was really surprised,” said 90-year-old veteran Bill Moore from his assisted care facility in Aurora. “I had no way of knowing it would show up in the way it did, and it would actually reach me.”

He cried as he read the words he wrote so long ago to the woman, Bernadean Gibson, who became his wife of 63 years.

“My darling, lovable, alluring, Bernadean,” the letter begins. “I ran out of space, but I could have written a lot more adjectives describing you. You are so lovely, darling, that I often wonder how it is possible that you are mine. I’m really the luckiest guy in the world, you know. And you are the reason, Bernadean. Even your name sounds lovely to me.”

via ABC 7 Denver

Sadly, his wife is already in Heaven. Clearly, after surviving a war together and spending 63 year years together, he misses her so much.



  1. Jan123T says:

    Such a beautiful and sweet story. I am sure it brought back wonderful memories.

  2. Kevin says:

    “Sadly, his wife has already is in Heaven” – the grammar makes me cry more than this story.

  3. Mary says:

    Someone left a baby kitten in the garage a few years back. Frozen and near death, I wrapped him in a towel and turned the over to 200 and put the towel and baby in a pan on the open door of the oven and sat there and kept watch. It wasn’t long til he was moving. What a joy- Howard has been. I fed him Pet Milk with a baby ear siringe until I could get to the pet store

  4. Mary says:

    So sweet. Why can’t people love that way now?
    and write about it?

  5. Vickie says:

    So very sweet! Wonderful that the had this memory brought back to him.

  6. Hijodelaisla says:

    Too bad they couldn’t get a camera that gets inside the pores of his skin.

  7. Lisa says:

    Amazing! I don’t think love like that exist today.