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One Year After 26-Year-Old Wife Dies of Cancer, Husband Finds Redeeming Love After Loss With Young Widow

After his wife Maddy died of cancer at just 26 years old, Chandler David Smith was left grieving an unimaginable loss and navigating what it looked like to be a single dad. In his grief, he found new and beautiful love with a young widow and mother of three.

Florida ‘Safe Haven’ Baby Graduates High School, Reunites With Firefighters Who Received Her 18 Years Ago

Eighteen years ago, when she was just one day old, a baby named Colleen was surrendered at a “Safe Haven” box in Clermont, Florida. Now, as she successfully graduates high school, Colleen is reuniting with the firefighters who were with her on that fateful day 18 years ago.

Tinder Couple Who Exchanged Messages for 3 Years Finally Meets on ‘Good Morning America’

In the age of digital romance, the story of Josh Avsec and Michelle Arendas stands out as a testament to the power of patience, humor, and social media. The couple, who matched on Tinder in 2014, exchanged playful messages over three years, each taking months to respond. Their quirky exchange caught the attention of the internet, and eventually, they met for the first time on “Good Morning America” (GMA).

The Beginning: A Unique Tinder Match

In 2014, Josh Avsec and Michelle Arendas, both students at Kent State University, matched on Tinder. Unlike typical Tinder conversations that fizzle out quickly, their interaction was marked by humorous and prolonged responses. Josh initiated the conversation, but it was Michelle’s witty reply that set the tone for their unique exchange.

Example of Their Early Messages:

  • Josh: “Hey Michelle.”
  • Michelle (Two Months Later): “Hey sorry my phone died!”

This pattern of delayed responses continued, each reply dripping with sarcasm and humor, keeping both Josh and Michelle entertained over the years.

Going Viral: The Internet Takes Notice

In July 2017, Josh shared screenshots of their three-year-long conversation on Twitter, captioning it, “One day I’m going to meet this girl and it’s going to be epic.” The tweet quickly went viral, garnering thousands of likes, retweets, and comments. The internet was captivated by their playful banter and the improbability of their prolonged conversation.

Tinder Steps In

The viral tweet caught the attention of Tinder itself. The dating app’s official Twitter account responded to Josh’s post, offering to send the couple on their first date anywhere in the world. Tinder tweeted, “It’s time you got together IRL. You have 24 hrs to decide the city you want to have your first date in and we’ll send you there!”

The Big Decision: Meeting on GMA

Amidst the viral sensation, “Good Morning America” invited Josh and Michelle to meet for the first time on live television. The couple agreed, adding another layer of excitement to their already intriguing story.

The First Meeting

On July 25, 2017, Josh and Michelle finally met face-to-face on “Good Morning America.” The moment was filled with anticipation and excitement as they embraced for the first time. The hosts of GMA, along with the audience, watched as the couple shared their initial reactions and thoughts.

Highlights from Their First Meeting:

  • Michelle: “I was so nervous but excited to finally meet Josh. It felt surreal after all those years of messaging.”
  • Josh: “Seeing Michelle for the first time was like meeting an old friend. Our connection felt natural and easy.”
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12-Year-Old Girl Dies by Suicide After Being Relentlessly Bullied and Harassed at School

After facing relentless bullying and harassment over the past school year, 12-year-old Flora Martinez ended her life on May 7. Now, her parents are demanding change from schools and administrators after the bullying persisted, even once she was gone.

One Year After 26-Year-Old Wife Dies of Cancer, Husband Finds Redeeming Love After Loss With Young Widow

After his wife Maddy died of cancer at just 26 years old, Chandler David Smith was left grieving an unimaginable loss and navigating what it looked like to be a single dad. In his grief, he found new and beautiful love with a young widow and mother of three.

Florida ‘Safe Haven’ Baby Graduates High School, Reunites With Firefighters Who Received Her 18 Years Ago

Eighteen years ago, when she was just one day old, a baby named Colleen was surrendered at a “Safe Haven” box in Clermont, Florida. Now, as she successfully graduates high school, Colleen is reuniting with the firefighters who were with her on that fateful day 18 years ago.