Like many brides-to-be, Cassandra Warren is busy checking off her wedding to-do list.
The Eugene, OR, resident, who is getting married in June, recently put the wrong address on a wedding invitation meant for her aunt and uncle.
Warren wasn’t aware of the mistake until the person who received the invitation mailed it back — with a surprise.
There was $20 inside and a note that read: “I wish I knew you — this is going to be a blast. Congratulations — go have dinner on me. I’ve been married for 40 years — it gets better with age.”
“It was kind of perfect timing,” Warren told The Washington Post recently. “I was really grateful for it.”
Warren and her fiancé, Jesse Jones, printed a “Star Wars” lightsaber and a “Harry Potter” wand on their invitation. The stranger noticed and included an expression from another pop culture franchise: “Live long and prosper.”
After using the $20 to enjoy dinner with friends, Warren and Jones wanted to say thank you — so they turned to the mail.
Warren wrote back to the same “incorrect” address: “Thank you for the note and taking the time to send it. Not many people would have done that. It was a big blessing after the day I was having.”
She concluded: “I am thankful for people like you still being in the world.”