It's like something out of a fairytale: boy meets girl, girl rescues boy, boy later marries girl. That's the condensed version of what happened between these two lovebirds, when this woman stopped her friend from committing suicide. All these years later, they're happily married.
The touching story popped up on Quora, in response to the question, "What is one moment in your life you thought could only happen in a movie?"His name is Kevin. Her name is Blake. They met as teenagers at summer camp, and he described her as the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen. They formed a friendship but lost touch in high school, although Blake was never far from Kevin's mind.
Sadly, while getting through high school, Kevin experienced a depression so dark and so deep that he planned to take his own life; but mere moments before he was about to follow through with it — five to 10 seconds, in fact — he received a call from an unknown number. Curiosity got the best of him. He picked up, and it was Blake. "I asked her what was up and she said she just felt like she had to call me," he shares on Quora, in a post that has received roughly 292,000 views at the time of this article.
A year had passed since they had last spoken; but she couldn't have called at a more perfect time.
Blake talked him out of it, and she might be the reason Kevin is still here today. That very same night, he started writing what he would actually propose to her with, an entire decade later. Speaking to BuzzFeed, he says, "The comments have been unbelievably kind; most are congratulatory and uplifting."
Kevin and Blake's wedding photos — taken by Chantal Pasag of Pasagraphy — show a happy, affectionate couple, proving that life can get better, even when you feel hopeless. His advice, if you're ever going through a hard time and think there's no way out? "There is power in saying it out loud. There's a good chance that the moment it comes out of your mouth you'll realize it isn't what you want at all."
Their story warmed the hearts of readers everywhere, and reminded us that your life can turn around in the blink of an eye.
If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 911, or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.