Even before they married, Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar shared the same last name—which is how, one day in 2007, Rachel's coworker accidentally typed the email address for the wrong R.P. Salazer. Realizing the mistake, Ruben forwarded the email to its intended recipient, adding, "It seems this message came to me instead of you. I'm in Waco, Texas, USA. Have a great day. P.S. How's the weather there in Bangkok?"
Rachel was hooked, and from there sprang up an online romance that would eventually lead her to visit Ruben in the US—where, you guessed it, he proposed. Watch the animated version of R.P. Salazer's story below in a video created by StoryCorps, a non-profit organization that records and shares stories from Americans of diverse backgrounds and beliefs. —Phillip B. Crook
Video: Courtesy of StoryCorps