sometimes if you wait long enough, the universe will hand you a lovely surprise. 50 years ago two best friends sent a message to their rock and roll idol and tonight that star reaches back across time... See More
sometimes if you wait long enough, the universe will hand you a lovely surprise. 50 years ago two best friends sent a message to their rock and roll idol and tonight that star reaches back across time to help them reunite. Abc's jon donvan shows us what paul McCartney did. Reporter: December 1963, four guys who had just broken out over the ocean. Their u.K. Number one was "please please me." And they were two british TEENAGERS TRYING TO figure OUT How to meet the boys. Barbara, 19 then, and lynn philips, 17, who decided the way to reach the beatles was to go high tech. Reel to reel recording. And the message they say down and taped that december day, 50 years ago -- this is the original. Hi boys, two of your fans here sending you this tape. We hope you like it. My name's barbara helmor, I'm 17 years old, I'm 5 foot 4, my hair is gold -- I'm linda johnson, 19 years of age. I have green eyes, long dark hair. This dream is just to come and see you. We can always live and hope. Reporter: And then they put it in a box that then looked something like this. But now like this -- it's the original, address to where the boys were playing next. ♪ and near the town where they were born, they cast it upon the postal system, from where it floated, somehow, for 50 years. While the music changed, from "yellow submarine," to "long and winding roads," and on, 'til one day it landed in a flea market. This bbc show was notified by the guy who happened to buy the tape and listen to it. And their reported set up a lovely sweet moment. Because barbara and lynn had lost touch, but oh, she also go through to paul McCartney, who did the right thing and answered his 50-year-old mail with a letter to them. Thanks very much for your lovely tape. It finally got through, better late than never. Great to hear that you found each other after all these year. Keep enjoying the music, love paul. Well, as lynn and barbara said, we can only hope. Nice ending now and for the pair of them, the originals. Jon donvan, abc news,
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