Every couple has a story of how they initially met. There are some stories, however, that are much more interesting than others.
Heidi and Ed Savitt are a married couple from the United Kingdom that seem destined to be together. They tied the knot at 26-years-old, but first became lovebirds many years before that.
Heidi and Ed both attended Newcastle University, which is where their relationship bloomed.
It all started when Ed moved into a student residency that had a clothes dryer he couldn’t figure out. So, he decided to send a text to a previous resident asking for a little guidance. That former occupant was Heidi!
Just like a story of fate, that message led to Heidi and Ed becoming college sweethearts and “inseparable.” But little did they know at the time – their story was actually much more fascinating than they realized.
Four years into their relationship a special dinner took place.
The couple invited their parents out to dinner, and during the evening, the moms began chatting about the past. Ed’s mom, Fiona, and Heidi’s mom, Kay, each shared memories about their family sailing vacations – leading to an eerie discovery.
According to MailOnline, Kay brought up that when her daughter was six, she had a “holiday boyfriend” named “Ed.” The kids played and held hands a lot of the time while on their two-week vacation in Turkey.
Understandably, the entire group was surprised by the odd coincidence, and Fiona accidentally broke her wine glass because of it. Yet, the conversation soon changed and nothing else was said.
Kay was working in her attic two weeks later when she came across an old photo album. It was from the family’s Turkey sailing vacation.
One of the photos from July 1997 had Kay freaking out. It was of six-year-old Heidi and her “holiday boyfriend.” After clearing the image of dust – she could tell by the boy’s face that it was her daughter’s current boyfriend Ed! It wasn’t the only photograph of the two together either.
Kay shared the photos with Fiona and the young couple, who were shocked by it all. Heidi told MailOnline:
“I didn’t believe in fate before finding that out but there’s no arguing with it – we’re clearly destined to be together!”
Amazingly, Heidi and Ed said “I do” – 20 years after they spent time together as children.
Now when they talk about the first time they met, their sweet college story actually describes their “second meeting.” In a video from Turkish Airlines called “Love Is The Greatest Journey,” Heidi said:
“When we met at University, it was love at first sight. Although, obviously we later found out that it was actually love at second sight.”
The couple’s incredible story made headlines around the world.
Heidi and Ed even had a chance to return to Turkey where they first crossed paths, which is captured in the Turkish Airlines video.
“I’m not one who really believes in miracles. But the story, it changed my mind, it changed my beliefs really.”
There are many couples out there where it seems written in the stars that they’ll be together for life. Heidi and Ed are undoubtedly in that group.
Watch the video below to see the couple return to Turkey, where Ed gives Heidi the sweetest surprise!
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