Her 147-Year-Old Wedding Dress Went Missing, Then Strangers Stepped Up To Save The Day

That's a lot of heroes.



Tess Newall wore her great-great-grandmother's 147-year-old wedding dress from 1870 on her wedding day in 2016. But when Newall took the dress to the cleaners in Edinburgh, the cleaners went into liquidation and the dress went missing before she could get it back. 

So, Newall turned to social media for help:

"It seems that the dress was taken to be sold so it could be winging its way anywhere," she wrote on Facebook. "Please share this far and wide in case anyone stumbles across it! I realise [sic] there are far greater issues in the world, but it means the world to us. More family memories need to be woven into its threads."

And it worked.

Hundreds of thousands of strangers shared her status, and eventually the landlord at the shop's property saw Newall's post, and reached out to her after finding "a crumpled heap of antique lace on the floor." 

"My mum and dad were finally let into the shop and to their amazement and joy it is our dress!" Newall wrote in an updated post. "My family can't thank you all enough for creating this frenzy which allowed us in before it was too late, and are over the moon to be reunited with Dora's dress."

Check out the video above for more! 

(H/T: Bored Panda)

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