She Finds Picture from 10 Years Before She Met Fiancé that Makes Her Run for Phone


Some people say that coincidences do not exist. But sometimes there is no other explanation for strange occurrences.

Take the story of Verona Koliqi and Mirand Buzaku, for example.

Koliqi’s cousin had sent her a picture of them as kids to point out how young they were all those years ago. She turned to her fiancé so he could see the childhood photo as well and he noticed something strange.

“He looked behind the picture and realized there was a guy floating by and he said, ‘he has the same floaty as me. He looks like me,'” Koliqi said in their YouTube video explaining the incident.

“We analyzed further and I realized that the features were all the same as his.”

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They grabbed their phones and sent the picture to Buzaku’s parents who confirmed that the boy in the photo was actually him as a young boy.

Who would’ve thought that the engaged couple had actually crossed paths 10 years before they met?

Strangely enough, Koliqi and Buzaku are not the only people to have experienced this.

Five years into their marriage, Mr. Ye and Ms. Xue were looking at childhood pictures with Xue’s mother to see which parent their twin daughters looked most like.

One of the photos of his wife in front of the May Fourth Square in Qingdao caught his eye. She was wearing a white dress and sitting in front of the red sculpture. But it was the teen boy in the background of the photo that captured Ye’s attention. By comparing his own photo from July 2000 — eleven years before they met — he confirmed his suspicions: he was the boy in the background of the photograph.

According to Channel NewsAsia, Ye explained, “When I saw the photo, I was taken by surprise and I got goosebumps all over my body…That was my pose for taking photos.”

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Newlyweds Aimee Maiden and Nick Wheeler also found each other in the background of childhood photos.

The picture from 1994 shows Wheeler playing in the sand on a beach with his family, and in the background, his future wife is doing the same.

Does this go to show that if we want to find our soulmate, all we need to do is look in the background of old pictures?

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
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