Couple Finds Heart-Wrenching Letter In Bottle On Mayan Ruins, Inspires Thousands To Never Give Up On Love

We’ve all wanted to find a message in a bottle like we grew up hearing in stories, but for one couple this actually became a reality.

While climbing to the top ancient Mayan ruins, a couple found a strange bottle with what looked to be a note inside. Like anyone else in their position, they decided to open the bottle and learn what was inside.

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As it turns out, the contents of the bottle weren’t a cry for help but rather a heartwrenching love letter from a young woman mourning the loss of her fiancé.

The young woman, named Katy, was supposed to climb the Mayan ruins on her honeymoon…that was, until tragedy struck.

Her fiancé passed away just a week before their wedding.

Rather than become closed up and put her life on pause, Katy did the bravest thing a person could do: She took the honeymoon trip on her own in memory of her soon to be husband. She signed the letter “The almost Katy Kraus.”

Here are the pictures of the note, but you can read the full letter transcribed in the text below.




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The full letter reads:

“To Anyone Who Needs Hope,

My name is Katy and I am supposed to be on my honeymoon. However a week before I was supposed to marry the love of my life, my best friend, he passed away. His name was Tre and he was funny, strong, loving and caring man who made me feel like I was the only girl in the world. 

From the first time he held my hand, I knew this was the man I wanted to marry. We wanted to see the Mayan Temple and ruins and he was very excited when we decided to go on this cruise. So [I] decided to take this journey, make this climb for him. My words of encouragement is this, never give up, easier said than done I know but try. There’s so much life ahead and you never know when it’s over. Always love.

There’s so much hurt and anger in this world you don’t want to leave this world without love in your heart. Always be yourself and laugh, because the one for you will always love you truly for who are and will never make you feel as if you have to change anything. The one for you will always make you feel special like royalty. But remember, you need to feel and be the same way to that person as well, that’s respect.

Whoever finds this letter, I pray you find or have found that kind of love. That love that brings out the best in you that makes you a better person. And for anyone who has found that love and lost it, keep loving others, don’t let the love die try to laugh and always live life. 

Love always, 
the almost Katy Kraus

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