People often say that love turns up in the unlikeliest of places, or that love will come to you when you least expect it. In some love stories, those old idioms couldn’t be more true. Take the story of Gordon MacDonald.
In 1914, Richard Platz, a 20-year-old son of a baker, was hiking when he threw a message in a bottle into the Baltic Sea. Little did he know that it would take over a century before anyone would read his message. Earlier this year, a fisherman named Konrad Fischer pulled the beer bottle out of the ocean.