When the last solar eclipse occurred on July 11, 1991, one grandma took a moment to write down a few words to her newborn grandson, telling his mother that he wasn't allowed to open the letter until the next solar eclipse, in the summer of 2017.
Over two decades later, 26-year-old Trevor (the aforementioned newborn) finally opened the note his grandma Betty had written him — and it seems it was certainly worth the wait. "My nana wrote me a letter in 1991 that I couldn't open till 2017," Trevor wrote under the name davedavedaveck on Reddit, where he recently posted a photo of the letter. "The date finally came and I've never felt something so genuine and precious."
Read the entire typewritten letter from Nana Betty below and it's easy to see why her kind words are such a special gift. "I hope I'm around when you open this because I will be/or would have been 79 years old," she began.
"Today we had a total eclipse and the next one is in the year 2017," Betty wrote. "So I thought this was such a special day in the first year of year of you life [sic] that I would make a note of it."
In true grandma nature, she couldn't help but gush about her darling grandson. "I wonder what you will be doing at the age of 26??" she added. "I do know that you are the cutest baby ever and we love you lots."
If you're weeping right now, you're not the only one. Reddit users have responded to the photo with praise and memories of their own grandparents. "Beautiful. Made tears well up. That right there, is Love," Reddit user Jobby75B wrote. "Thank you for posting this. Miss my Grand Parents [sic]."
One more thing we should note: Betty is alive and well, according to Trevor, who wrote that she will be turning 80 this fall. Enjoy this year's solar eclipse, Grandma — you deserve it!