A World War II veteran broke down in tears and nostalgia when an old love letter made its way back to him, written while at war 70 years ago, to woo his future-wife.

A Colorado woman found the letter inside an old record she bought at a thrift store. She asked the local news media to help find the owner. Surprisingly, the letter’s author was a 90 year-old widower still living and located in nearby Aurora.

“My darling, lovable, alluring, Bernadean,” began the letter, dated 1945. “I ran out of space, but I could have written a lot more adjectives describing you. You are so lovely, darling, that I often wonder how it is possible that you are mine. I’m really the luckiest guy in the world, you know. And you are the reason, Bernadean. Even your name sounds lovely to me.”

It is the only surviving love letter between the two, who were married for 63 years.

(WATCH the video above or READ the story from the Denver Channel)

Story tip from Erika Arreola

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