eBay customer, 86, writes sweet letter to VHS seller

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eBay customer, 86, writes sweet letter to VHS seller



(Picture: Getty – OriginalYoni)We millennials are probably the last generation to remember what it was like to use VHS players, cassettes, and develop photographs.
Though the old methods of retaining memories saw a resurgence by hipsters feeling nostalgic in the past few years, they are largely unused nowadays.
But we probably have a few tapes knocking about at home, unable to play them. One 86-year-old who kept a lot of memories of their life, their family, and retirement party on a tape wanted to relive them all.
Like many of us though, they didn’t own a VHS player to play back the memories. So the pensioner took to the one place where you can find almost anything – eBay.
After struggling to get the tapes to work at first, they finally managed to watch back collections of sweet moments shared with the family.
The 86-year-old decided to write a letter to the VHS seller to thank them for selling the device so promptly and enabling such fond memories.

‘Thank you so much for your care, your efforts, and your promptness,’ they wrote.
‘I watched tapes of my retirement party from 25 years ago which I’d never seen before. Jeez, we were young.
‘Then a tape of my wedding with all the family and friends, many of whom are no longer around. Then skiing trips, kids growing up, travels, and most importantly the gentle maturing of my family. Each one more fun than the last.
‘All thanks to your generous selling of the VHS player. I thought you would appreciate how much someone enjoyed your offer.’

The touching letter was shared on Twitter where it amassed almost 300,000 likes. People also shared similar kind acts they shared with strangers.
Writer Damien Facobbre wrote: ‘I put some action figures on eBay, a mum bought two but not the other 28 I had. She messaged to say her autistic son was excited to get them. She wished she could have bought more. I sent her all 30 of them, got a phone call, she thanked me and cried. We’re all friends to this day.’
We need more kind strangers like these on the internet.
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