In November of 2014, Catherine Zanga died of cancer. For fifteen years before that, she was married to Hyong Yi. To honor her memory, Yi wrote 100 love notes to her and formatted them as if the two were having a conversation. Yi and his children spent last Friday handing strangers in their home city of Charlotte, NC, the 100 love notes (one assumes the notes didn't have any sex stuff). His hope was that by remembering his wife in this positive way around the anniversary of her death, he could help other people appreciate the people they love. Here's Yi talking about it:
Not only were Yi's notes well-received, but the concept has captured the hearts, minds, and social media accounts of people around the world. At urging from his friends, Yi created a website with all 100 of his love notes, so people can read them all:
Other people have been inspired to write love notes to the people they care about as well. The notes are both physical and digital, being shared online under the hashtag #100lovenotes:
Honest, touching, and caring, the way love notes should be. Just like this one.