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Love Letters

When was the last time you received a love letter? When were the words “I Love You” last spoken to you? For so many, the answer is “never.”

“Nearly two years ago I began leaving love letters all over New York City for strangers to find. Though the idea sounds romantic, it was really a way to forget about my own feelings of sadness and loneliness for a while and focus on others in the big city who may have been feeling as let down as me.” Hannah Brencher’s mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself sink into depression after college, she did what felt natural — she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find. The act has become a global initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters, which rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost.

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