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Couple moving into their first home finds heartwarming letter left by previous owners

The couple chanced upon a handwritten letter on their move-in day and it added to their happiness.

Couple moving into their first home finds heartwarming letter left by previous owners
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Buying a first house together is a milestone for any couple. For Laura Rudd (@laurajrudd) and her husband, this dream came true in 2020 when they bought their first home in Lincolnshire, England. Their joy was amplified by a heartwarming letter from the previous owners, which they shared on TikTok.

Representative Image Source: Pexels I Photo by Pixabay
Representative Image Source: Pexels I Photo by Pixabay

Laura and her husband revealed that the unexpected handwritten note left them teary-eyed. In a TikTok video, Laura shared a brief clip of the letter, captioned, "We loved that home very much; it was filled with our love too." She described finding the letter as an unforgettable moment.

Representative Image Source: Pexels I Photo by  Suzy Hazelwood
Representative Image Source: Pexels I Photo by Suzy Hazelwood

The heartfelt letter starts with, "Welcome to your new home. This house has been our home since the mid-'50s and in that time, Mom and Dad raised four of us children in these four walls. And, my, it was often a tight fit!" Delving deep, the letter read, "In the following years there has been so much happiness and love and sadly a little grief too, hence where we are today. But in all of these years, the thing that resounds the most is the laughter, and there was so much of that with family, relatives, and friends."

The letter ends on a heartwarming note as the previous owners send their best wishes to their new owners of the home as it reads, "So on behalf of all of us ... I sincerely wish you all the happiness this wonderful home has to offer, not to mention the stunning outlook and views." 

Despite only living in their home for two years, Rudd and her fiancé spent ample time renovating the property, and they discovered countless more surprises from the previous owners. Rudd said, "We found many little pockets of love when renovating, such as a note under the wallpaper saying, 'I did this 18/12/65' and there were names carved into cement where they'd installed a door as a later date," per Newsweek.

The couple tried to contact the previous owners but privacy rules prevented them. Rudd and her husband have since moved to a new home, but they passed on the letter and other items they found during renovation to the new owners as a tradition.

Image Source: TikTok I @laurakturner_
Image Source: TikTok I @laurakturner_
Image Source: TikTok I @miss_e_anneke
Image Source: TikTok I @miss_e_anneke

The TikTok clip, since its release, has been viewed over 1.3 million times and gained more than 100,000 likes in a short time. TikTok users have expressed hearty reactions to the letter. Talking about a similar experience, @beansontoast344 commented, "This happened to me once, I was getting a cab home and the cab driver said 'Oh my god I grew up in your house.' He was emotional."

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