Last week a question was posted on Quora that asked, “What is one moment in your life you thought could only happen in a movie?” The stories people posted were all larger than life, but this one stuck out.
Kevin Walsh told his story about how fate saved his life, literally.
When he was 13-years-old at summer cap the “prettiest girl I’d ever seen walked right to me” they started chatting and exchanged AIM screen names. Oh the good old day when AIM messaging was all the rage. If you’re reading this and don’t know what AIM is I’m so sorry, Google it.
Kevin said they stayed in touch for a while, but eventually “fell off each others’ radar some time in high school” but he still had feelings for Blake, the girl from summer camp. The story took a turn when Kevin started talking about how he fell into a deep depression in high school. He decided he was going to commit suicide.
Then Kevin wrote, ” Somewhere between 5 and 10 seconds before I would have committed suicide, my phone rang.” He didn’t know the number that was calling but he answered anyways. The caller was none other than Blake, the girl from summer camp.
Kevin continued the story, “I asked her what was up and she said she just felt like she has to call me. At that point it had been a year since we had spoken, and at the moment she just had to call.” Blake pried and eventually he told her that he was about to take his own life. She talked him out it, “I mean she literally said ‘What? Don’t do that.’ And that was that.”
The for even a bigger plot twist Kevin concluded his story with this, “She made me promise to call her the next day, and we hung up. That night I started writing the words, which ten years later, I’d propose with.”
That’s right he proposed to the girl from summer camp and now they’re married! Seriously look how cute Kevin and Blake were on their wedding day.BuzzFeed
Since he posted the story he has received almost 300,000 views and he’s been flooded with comments. All of them being super kind and uplifting.BuzzFeed
Walsh said that if you’re feeling suicidal the best thing to do is to talk to someone. He told BuzzFeed, “There is power in saying it out loud. There’s a good chance that the moment it comes out your mouth you’ll realize it isn’t what you want at all.”
Not only is this story a great suicide awareness story, but it is also a love story. This is truly from a movie script.
If you are feeling suicidal and need to talk to someone you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.