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Man marries crush who stopped him from killing himself

A man has touched the hearts of thousands with the incredible story of how he married his first crush almost ten years after her unexpected phone call prevented him from committing suicide. 

Kevin Walsh, 28, from Okemos, Michigan, shared his amazing story on Quora in response to a question asking people to name a moment in their lives that they thought could only happen in a movie. 

‘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,’ Kevin wrote of his 28-year-old wife, Blake Moore. 

Incredible story: Kevin Walsh revealed he married his first crush, Blake Moore, nearly ten years after her surprise phone call stopped him from committing suicide as a teen

True love: The 28-year-old from Okemos, Michigan, said 'I do' to Blake on September 17, 2016, nearly a decade after she saved his life when he was a senior in high school 

True love: The 28-year-old from Okemos, Michigan, said ‘I do’ to Blake on September 17, 2016, nearly a decade after she saved his life when he was a senior in high school 

Nearly 300,000 people have read his heartfelt Quara post, which started with him meeting his wife at a summer camp in Michigan as a young teen.    

‘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,”‘ he explained. 

Although he had no idea why she said that, they became friends and exchanged AOL Instant Messenger screen names, which he pointed how was normal for the time. 

The two stayed in touch for a bit, but they eventually grew apart when they were in high school. However, he insisted Blake was always on his mind.   

‘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,’ he said. 

Incredible: When Blake joined Kevin on his work trip to Switzerland in 2016, he asked her to marry him using the same words he wrote in his journal the night she saved his life

Incredible: When Blake joined Kevin on his work trip to Switzerland in 2016, he asked her to marry him using the same words he wrote in his journal the night she saved his life

Unforgettable: When they first met at summer camp at 13, Blake told Kevin he looked good in black. He paid homage to her first words to him by proposing with a black diamond 

Unforgettable: When they first met at summer camp at 13, Blake told Kevin he looked good in black. He paid homage to her first words to him by proposing with a black diamond 

Kevin explained that he fell into a depression during his senior year and had resolved to take his own life, going as far as writing a note and planning on where he wanted to ‘end things’.   

‘Somewhere between five and ten seconds before I would have committed suicide, my phone rang,’ he recalled. ‘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.’

Kevin said Blake talked him out of committing suicide after she got him to admit what he was planning.   

‘She made me promise to call her the next day, and we hung up,’ he said. ‘That night I started writing the words which, ten years later, I’d propose with.’ 

READ KEVIN WALSH’S FULL STORY

‘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.

‘Tl;dr: 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.’

Blake told Inside Edition that she remembers the story differently, recalling how she was on a school trip when she received a call from her now-husband. 

‘I think it’s a true example of a force in the universe intervening and connecting us,’ she said. ‘I get goosebumps every single time I talk about it.’

After that life-changing moment, the two stayed in touch and would frequently visit each other despite living in different cities at the time. 

When Blake joined Kevin on his work trip to Switzerland in 2016, he asked her to marry him using the same words he wrote in his journal the night she saved his life.

Kevin also presented Blake with a black diamond engagement ring to pay tribute to the first words she ever said to him.  

The couple, who said ‘I do’ five months later, is celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary on September 17.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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