Irish woman receives message from Armenian who received her charity shoebox - 16 years ago

Remember those shoeboxes you used to make up in school?

Irish woman receives message from Armenian who received her charity shoebox - 16 years ago

Most of us probably did it - filled a shoebox with goodies such as sweets, gloves, a toothbrush and small toys to be sent off to a less fortunate child in another country.

But how many of us found out exactly where our box ended up?

Yesterday, Galway woman Claire Fahy received a message out of the blue from the now-grown up child that received the shoebox she sent 16 years ago.

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Writing on Facebook, she explains what happened:

"When I was 8 years old I wrote this note and put it inside a shoebox filled with crayons, gloves, a toothbrush and loads of other bits and it got sent off to children in disadvantaged countries.

"This morning, 16 years later, I got a message from a man in Armenia to say he's been searching for me for years to thank me for his gift box. He took a picture of the note and sent it with his message. This is amazing."

Pic via Facebook

That man is Arsen Khachatryan and he ended up finding Claire through Facebook. He wrote her a message explaining who he was and why he wanted to get in touch.

Pic via Facebook

We complain about social media but sometimes it leads to stories like this one. Amazing.

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