When a man sent letters to his ex’s house, she knew they weren’t intended for her. Nevertheless, his ex was so touched that she posted them on Twitter, because they were written from the heart. Little did they expect what would happen next after the tweet went viral!
Rebecca and Frankie Hernandez of Texas were high school sweethearts who married in 2012 after Rebecca finished college. But they split up in 2015 when they “sort of grew apart.”
Rebecca went back to her hometown in Mercedes with their adopted dog, Apollo, while Frankie moved to Houston.
Despite living apart, Frankie missed Apollo and would send Apollo birthday cards. Rebecca was not surprised when Frankie sent one on Apollo’s fourth birthday.
In the card, Frankie told Apollo that he “loved every moment” of seeing Apollo grow up from “a puppy that fit into the palm of my hand.”
Frankie also told Apollo in the card to “continue to be there for her like you were for me. I miss you buddy. See you when I see you.”
Moved by Frankie’s message, Rebecca decided to snap some photos and posted it on her Twitter account.
“My ex and I split up two years ago and he still sends our dog, Apollo, a birthday card and gift card to Petco on his birthday,” she wrote.
Her tweet was soon seen by many social media users and was retweeted more than 20,000 times.
Rebecca told TODAY that Frankie and Apollo were inseparable when they were living together in California, and the puppy would get jealous to see Rebecca and Frankie cuddling together.
“He would come and sit right in between us. It was adorable,” Rebecca said.
And Frankie said that he really missed his dog; thus, he sent the cards.
“I genuinely wrote those cards to wish my dog a happy birthday,” he said.
He added that he also wanted to let Rebecca know that he will be there for her if she needs him.
“I wasn’t going anywhere,” he said. “I could either keep being bitter and prideful. Or I could let it all go and humble myself and set all that bitterness and hurt aside to show not just Apollo, but my wife as well, that I was there if they ever needed me.”
The couple didn’t file for divorce though they were separated for a few years, and Rebecca admits she missed Frankie during that time.
“I had been asking for a sign from God, and then when the tweet started going viral and I started getting all these messages, I couldn’t help but wonder: Is this the sign I’ve been waiting for? Was this the encouragement I needed to stop being scared and try again?” she said.
She decided to contact Frankie after a stranger who saw her tweet wrote, “I hope you guys can work things out. We are rooting for you.”
The couple met up to see a motorcycle championship race, and the rest is history—the couple has now gotten back together because of Apollo and the viral tweet!