After 20 years of friendship over the telephone, a woman accidentally dialed the wrong number and a man and woman met in real life.
Mike Moffitt of Rhode Island answered the telephone to locate Gladys Hankerson over twenty years ago.
Hankerson, who is from Delray, Florida had accidentally dialed the wrong number when trying to reach her sister in Maryland.
What began as an accidental conversation turned into a close friendship. Grab a pack of tissues.
Moffitt (46), recalled Hankerson’s apologetic nature when she realized her error. NBC reports.
It was at first just like her saying. ‘Oh I’m sorry!’ and she’s really Southern, very hospitable, polite, very sweet, she’s like, ‘I’m so sorry, child!’
Despite realising she had misdialled, Hankerson, who is now 80 years old, kept ringing Moffitt’s number.
While ‘at first,’Hankerson caused the calls ‘misdialling,’He believes she ‘just started calling’In full knowledge of the fact that he was at the receiving end.
They have remained in touch over the years.
Both are parents and often talk about their children to each other. Moffitt is a father to three children, Hankerson a mother to 10.
Hankerson said that Moffitt was an excellent writer. ‘very nice person’She is the best! ‘love[s] him to death’.
Moffitt went on to explain how Hankerson’s children also knew about their friendship after ‘somebody close to’ the old woman passed away and one of her son’s got in touch.
Hankerson’s son reportedly told Moffitt that his mother had ‘wanted [him] to call and let [him] know’.
‘All of a suddenly [our relationship] became not like a superficial check-in call… I understood what it meant to her,’ Moffitt said.
Moffitt met his wife and their children last week while on a Florida trip. ‘two miles away from [Hankerson’s] house’ and so decided to finally meet her on the day before Thanksgiving.
Hankerson remembered what Hankerson said when he arrived at her door.
I said, ‘Mike!’I stopped breathing. He saved my day.
Yes, yes. He hugged me, I hugged him and we took a photo.
Not wanting to disturb her, Moffitt’s family didn’t quite meet Hankerson, however, he expressed his hopes to bring them all together next time the pair reunite.
‘He’It’s very nice. In the world these days, you don’t meet too many nice people,’ Hankerson reflected.
Moffitt shared a photo of the couple to Facebook. ‘there are incredible people in this world that are a wrong number phone call away’.