A Man Sold Everything and Cycled 6000 Miles For Love

Thursday, November 25, 2021 9:13 am
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Each week Bec and Jeziel share a fun fact that sounds so crazy it will blow you mind! This week they talked about a beautiful love story and pet rocks!

More than 40 years ago, a beautiful love story unfolded between an Indian man and a Swedish woman. Kumar was a street artist, born in a remote Indian village. One day in 1975, a beautiful blonde woman with blue eyes named Charlotte Von Schedvin, asked him to draw her portrait. “When she appeared before my easel, I felt as though I didn’t have any weight. Words are not accurate enough to express such a feeling.”

She went back three times, and after the second time he knew she was the one. He said to Charlotte, who was 19 years old: “You will be my wife. We were destined to meet.” They spent three weeks together before Charlotte went back to Sweden. But the love story didn’t end there. After a year and half, Kumar sold everything he owned and bought a bicycle.  With very little money and the help of kind strangers, Kumar travelled 6,000 miles to see Charlotte. That is equivalent to riding your bike from Perth to Sydney and back! The two lovers threw a huge Indian wedding, and have been together for more than 40 years Together they have raised two children and their love grows stronger everyday.

believe it or notAnother great thing happened in 1975…Pet Rocks. Gary Dahl was sitting in a bar listening to his friends complain about their pets. He joked that he had the perfect pet, a rock. But this joke led to the idea of selling rocks to people as pets. Including a custom cardboard box, and an instruction book full of gags and puns. Dahl sold over 1 million Pet Rocks for $4 each and became a millionaire!

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