Couple get married after girl stops guy from committing suicide
If you have ever been in love with someone, the likelihood is you will remember the time that you first realised you had fallen for them. It's a sensation that many of us will go through in our lives, and something that once experienced, is completely unforgettable. However, while for many of us we may fall in love with someone gradually over a series of dates, one couple began their relationship in the most incredible way: through one preventing the other from committing suicide.
It's rare that you will have a moment in life that could be from a script of a movie, but sometimes it does happen. For the majority of us, life passes by fairly quietly, with the only movie-esque scenes being something from a comedy, like falling over in the street or getting drenched by a passing lorry in the rain.
But when someone on Quora asked "What is one moment in your life you thought could only happen in a movie?" Kevin Walsh delivered the most astonishing answer.
"I can't not answer this" wrote Walsh, as he began the extraordinary tale. "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," he wrote, "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," he continued. "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."
It's a lovely story and a reminder that good things can come out of terrible situations. Good luck to Kevin and Blake in the future, and well done for being brave enough to speak about your experiences.
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article, contact Your Life Your Voice on 1 800 448 3000, Samaritans on 116 123 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline on 1 800 273 8255. For recorded information, call Mind on 0300 123 3393.