Verona Koliqi, a woman from the UK, was travelling with her boyfriend Mirand Buzaku in Turkey last year, when he asked her to be his wife.
Koliqi knew when she met Buzaku in Kosovo that he was her ‘soulmate’ and with no hesitation, she said yes.
But – as they would later discover – their lives had intersected a decade before, without either of them ever knowing.
A few months later, the couple were looking through Koliqi’s family photo album, sitting side-by-side, when they noticed something odd.
A photograph taken on a beach in Montenegro, where Koliqi had visited with her family, saw five kids sitting in the water smiling at the camera.
But, behind her is a young boy lying on an inflatable toy. A boy who she likely didn’t see at the time, and who likely didn’t see her.
Buzaku remarked that the child was wearing the same shirt and shorts as him, and he remembered the toy.
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That boy, sitting in one of her treasured family photos – is her fiance.
Koliqi told Yahoo Lifestyle, “He said, ‘Hold up, I think that’s me! We both looked at each other and said, ‘No way, that can’t be true’.”
Arghh caption keeps getting deleted wth?? One last time: Here is this photos story explained ❤️ One day I was looking at this old beach photo that was taken 10 years ago and showed my fiance (now) the photo so we can have a laugh and run down memory lane, @mirandbuzaku being the type to look behind the photo he noticed the kid in the back had the same shirt,shorts and floaty as him , we analyzed further and confirmed with family members that its him photobombing my family photo ????????❤️❤️ ———— #theellenshow #lovestory #trendingnews #twitterthreads #theshaderoom