Woman Who Kissed Random Man At Boston Marathon Gets Letter From His Wife


A woman's search for the stranger she kissed at the Boston Marathon came to a close when she received a letter from his wife.

Female students of Wellesley College have been known to kiss competitors of the Boston Marathon, according to CBS News, but Barbara Tatge's daughter wanted her mom to take part in the tradition when she entered the college town for the marathon.

She dared her mother to find the best-looking guy in sight upon finishing the race and plant one on his lips.

The Tennessee native completed the challenge, but she did not expect the kiss would prove so difficult to forget.

Tatge's daughter tried to find the man through social media in a campaign that quickly gained massive media coverage.

She got what she wanted, but it wasn't the man who contacted her.

It was his wife. She wrote Tatge a letter, which was given to Tatge through local Boston-area newspaper The Wellesley Townsman.

The wife wrote while the popularity of the search gave the couple quite a few laughs, she'd appreciate it if her husband's identity was kept private.

An excerpt in The Wellesley Townsman read,

Tatge replied the next day to praise the woman's attitude.

She said,

The result of her daughter's search also taught her an important lesson.

The marathon runner noted,

Tatge will put that plan into action when she competes in next year's Boston Marathon.

Citations: Boston Marathon kissing mystery solved (CBS News)