Good news can be somewhat of a rarity these days. Every headline seems to regurgitate tragedy after tragedy and our timelines are often inundated with relentless political debate. It’s enough to make anyone want to unplug and toss their electronics out of a moving vehicle.
However, every now and then we come across a truly wholesome story that reminds us not everything in this world is a complete dumpster fire. One such story was recently shared with Reddit and has readers reaching for the nearest box of tissues.
Raise your hand if you could use some good news in your life.
Us too, which is why we’ve scoured the internet for something that’s sure to bring a smile to your face and maybe induce happy tears.
On Sunday, Reddit user u/effectivepep shared this photo of a letter written by an 86-year-old man who recently purchased a VHS player on eBay.
The letter, written to the seller of the VCR, expresses the buyer’s overwhelming gratitude for his purchase.
“Thank you so much for your care, your efforts, and your promptness,” he writes.
The elderly buyer says he used the player to watch 25-year-old tapes that held sentimental memories.
“I watched tapes of my retirement party from 25 years ago which I had never seen before. Jeeze, we were young. Then a tape of my wedding with all the family and friends, many of which are no longer around.”
“…Most importantly the gentle maturing of my family.”
“I thought you would appreciate how much someone has enjoyed your offer,” he concluded.
Needless to say, people were touched by the story.