There’s a website called Quora where users can pose a question– any question at all– and hear responses from people all over the world. Someone recently asked, “What is one moment in your life you thought could only happen in a movie?”
They were definitely not prepared for Kevin Walsh’s epic response. Check it out below:
I can’t not answer this.
Once upon a time I was 13 at a summer camp and the prettiest girl I’d ever seen walked right up to me and said ‘black is a good color on you.’ No idea why. We chatted and became friends, exchanged AIM screen names (it was the time) and stayed in touch for a while.
We fell off each others’ radar some time in high school, but I can promise you that not a day went by that I didn’t think about that girl. Even now I’m not sure I can say why – something about her just stayed with me.
In my senior year I went through some dumb high school stuff that seemed earth-shattering at the time, and fell hard into depression. I resolved to take my own life, wrote a note and went to where I planned to end things.
Somewhere between 5 and 10 seconds before I would have committed suicide, my phone rang. I checked the caller ID – I couldn’t die not knowing. It was a number I didn’t recognize, so I picked up and it was her.
I asked her what was up and she said she just felt like she had to call me. At that point it had been a year since we had spoken, and at that moment she just had to call.
Long story short, she pried, I spilled the beans and she talked me out of it. I mean she literally said ‘What? Don’t do that.’ And that was that.
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.
He ended his answer with this summary: “My first crush called me out of the blue at exactly the right moment to prevent my suicide, and then I married her a decade later.”
Talk about meant to be!
Thankfully, Kevin had his now-wife to save him in that moment. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for help.
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