A “Missed Connections” Ad That’s Better Than Some Books

The Missed Connections section of Craigslist is usually reserved for hopeless romantics searching for a second chance with someone they met on an airplane. But out of the pack of three-liners stands a heartbreaking, hopeful and profound story on the effects of a simple human connection. In the Boston-based Missed Connection “I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972,” an army veteran recalls the day a serendipitous meeting with a beautiful stranger saved his life from suicide. Through expertly written and compelling prose, the author tells an incredible tale not unlike something you’d read in a novel or see on the big screen.