A Nicholas Sparks plot has come to life and it's all thanks to a euro.
European woman Denise O'Reilly found a 20-euro bill in her purse in early August, but it wasn't like any other cash she'd gotten before. It had a love note written on it, addressed to a woman named Christy from a woman named Megan.
It appears that Christy was the "one that got away."
"Christy it's always been you! Come find me," the note read.
O'Reilly posted the image to Facebook, lovestruck by the action and attempting to reunite the star-crossed lovers. It got more than 15,000 shares.
And surprisingly, it worked.
Radio station Today FM saw O'Reilly's post and reached out to Christy. Ultimately, it discovered the story behind the euro. She explained the deal to them in an email:
"Megan was the name I used to call my ex girlfriend. We went out for a year and a half. The name arose from when I misheard her name and thought she was Megan for our first week of dating. Then it stuck. I'm a musician and while we were going out, I wrote her a song called 'It's always been you.'
We broke up, she met someone new. After I saw the 20euro note on a FB post, I called her. She told me she had written it on a note she used to pay into one of my gigs about 6 months ago. I didn't know she was there. She told me she thought I'd get the cash directly but I obviously didn't. She took it that I didn't want to talk.
So, now we're in touch again but the situation is quite different."
A long-lost love, a letter never received, a reunion. We're not sure what she means by "quite different," but if this really is anything like The Notebook, it'll all work out.