Days Before Wedding A Bride-To-Be Finds Package From Stranger Sitting On The Kitchen Table

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Days before her wedding, Mary Hall came home from work and noticed a mysterious package sitting on the kitchen table.

Her fiancé Chuck, who was in the other room, was waiting for her so they could open it together.

The Indiana couple was confused, then surprised, to open the box and find a letter from a complete stranger congratulating them on their upcoming nuptials.

This stranger was part of the Felker family, who lived hundreds of miles away, in Illinois. The family found Chuck and Mary’s wedding registry online, through a simple Google search.

In addition to the typed letter, there was also a gift — and it was so unexpected and coincidental that Mary got goose bumps all over her body.

Scroll down to see the sentimental gift Chuck and Mary never saw coming…


couple relationship make wedding plan

Chuck Neese and Mary Hall are so excited for their wedding, is set to take place on January 20, 2018.

The wedding plans were going as expected for the couple from Evansville, Indiana.

Just days before the big day, an unforeseen package arrived in the mail.

surprise box on the table

When Mary got home from work, she spotted a mysterious box sitting on the kitchen table.

Chuck was in the living room when Mary asked him about the unopened package. He’d been waiting for her to open it.

Before wedding day

The Felker family, who live hundreds of miles away in Illinois, had sent the package after finding Chuck and Mary’s wedding registry online through a simple Google search.

“Your names were the first listing on the search results to be getting married in 2018. Through a little bridal registry ‘detective work,’ we found an address to send this gift to,” the letter stated.

As it turned out, Chuck and Mary shared the same names as the Felker’s deceased parents from La Crosse, Wisconsin.

The shared first names were all it took to inspire a wonderful act of kindness.

Sentimental wedding gift

The letter congratulated Chuck and Mary on their upcoming wedding.

“We opened it, and he started reading that letter, and as he started reading, I just got chills and goose bumps all over,” Mary told WFIE.

“He kept reading… and I was just shocked.”

There was also a very sentimental gift.

Wedding gift

“We kindly wish that you will accept these engraved champagne glasses that had once belonged to our late parents,” the letter read.

Wedding gift from a blissful year

The author’s late parents, Chuck and Mary Felker, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, were married for 62 blissful years.

The Felkers included a small photo of the young lovebirds at the bottom of the letter.

with you forever

Mary was absolutely delighted by the pair of vintage glasses with a personalized engraving:

Let me dance with you forever, Mary & Chuck

the indiana couple

The Indiana couple plans to use these beautiful and meaningful vintage glasses on their wedding day.

What a lovely and special item to include!

coincident box

But the strange coincidences didn’t end there.

Mary noticed the glasses were packaged in a Converse shoe box.

“I’m like, ‘No way!'”

converse shoe for wedding

From the beginning, Mary and her bridesmaids planned to wear the famous Chuck Taylor shoes by Converse under their wedding dresses!

camvas shoes

Seriously, what are the chances?!

invite to wedding party

Mary and Chuck hope to one day meet the Felker family.

They’ve even invited them to their wedding, but no word yet on their response.

daughter of the couple

Mary and Chuck — who have a young daughter named Lily — say that when Lily gets married, they’ll send the champagne glasses to another couple by the same name.

act of kindness

Thanks to this surprising act of kindness, two families have now been connected in a tradition to last many lifetimes.

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