Matt Shoukry, from St Louis, Missouri, posted his VHS player on eBay.
he didn’t want to throw it away so instead he thought someone might buy it online.
It was sold to an 86-year-old pensioner living in Phoenix who had never actually used eBay before.
Matt packaged the old video device and sent it off to the buyer, happy that he finally sold the old device. Of course, he didn’t think again about the device after he sold it, but on February 10, he received a letter inside a handwritten envelope addressed to him.
The sender was named Don and the letter was typed up and told Matt how grateful he was that he sold the video player to him.
Something that meant nothing to Matt’s life ended up making Don’s life happier. Don wrote in the letter about the precious memories he was able to watch back using the video player.
The letter read, “I found my old VHS tapes recently and wanted to see what is on them and realized I had no player. So I went to eBay for the first time and discovered your offer.”
“I bought your VHS and you shipped it within a few days. The VHS looks new and unused. Amazing. I had some issues getting it going which were mine and not the player.”
“I am 86 and perhaps not up to my game but I do get there eventually. And I did and discovered the VHS works perfectly. Thank you so much for your care, your efforts, and your promptness.”
hen came the real tear-jerker: “I watched tapes of my retirement party from 25 years ago which I had never seen before. Jeez, were we young. Then a tape of my wedding with all the family and friends, many of which are no longer around.”
“Then skiing trips, kids growing up, travels, and most importantly the gentle maturing of my family. Each one more fun than the last. All thanks to your generous selling of the VHS player.”
“I thought you would appreciate how much someone has enjoyed your offer.”
Matt told Fox2 that he sat down with his girlfriend to read the letter and they ‘were both on the verge of tears after finishing it.
After reading the letter again Matt said, “I’m going to have it framed and keep it next to my desk in my house because it means a lot to me.”
“I’m also going to offer to digitize his videos for him so he doesn’t have to worry about those tapes degrading.”
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