Preschool sweethearts reunite 20 years after, stun everyone with their decision…
Laura Scheel and Matt Grodsky first crossed paths when they were just three-years-old back when they were attending preschool. The two formed an unexplainable bond and remained inseparable from that moment. Although everyone saw the bond that the two shared, what no one ever envisaged was if anything would come out of it. Just like many of these types of friendships that are formed in preschool, as we move ahead in life, a lot of them are forgotten. I know because I’ve been there. That’s precisely what happened with Laura and Matt. Even such a special bond as they had, was broken when the two left to continue their lives. That is, until many years later, when fate said no and had a hand in the matter. The journey that unravels is extraordinary.
Matt and Laura first met when they were just three-years-old. The kids attended the same preschool at the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. It was an instant connection, and from that moment, they simply became best buddies.
Matt first spotted Laura on the playground at their preschool and was immediately attracted to her. Their parents and teachers alike didn’t think much of it, the friendship was merely just adorable.
The two practically did everything together and were always seen chasing each other around the playground according to eye witness accounts. They would play hide and seek and stay up during nap time and cause mischief together. Their friendship was such a beautiful sight to behold.
Spending their days together in preschool wasn’t good enough for them, on many occasions, they also had after-school playdates together. The pair would go to movies together and hold each other’s hands when a scary scene came on.
Through Matt’s tender age, he was seen continuously trying to impress Laura. He participated in various forms of trying to keep her attention, but his favorite was reciting the catchiest lines from Disney movies. His favorite movie to recite lines from was The Lion King.
Adults Doubted Them
Laura and Matt made the sweetest memories together that would stay with them for a lifetime. However, many failed to see the couple’s friendship lasting that long. On the other hand, Matt thought otherwise and declared it in the presence of a vast crowd.
Three-year-old Matt was adamant that their relationship was going to last. That’s why he stood up in front of his preschool class to declare that he would marry Laura one day. He ended his declaration by saying, “Just you wait!”
Only In Preschool
No one took what Matt said with an ounce of seriousness. Instead, his classmates’ response was a roomful of laughter. Nonetheless, that didn’t stop Laura and Matt from remaining as close as ever. They still did everything together, even if no one understood their bond.
From looking at their relationship, it would seem evident for both children to be sent to the same kindergarten, right? Well, as it turns out, this was not the idea of the parents. The parents had utterly opposing views for their children.
The parents of Matt and Laura sent them to two different kindergartens. It wasn’t a deliberate discussion, but it was clear that both sets of parents weren’t fully aware of how deep the connection was between the two children. As expected, this wasn’t easy for both of the children.
Time passed at lightning speed, and before everyone knew it, it was time for Laura and Matt to start middle school. This milestone would be their biggest challenge yet. Sadly, this challenge saw the pair get thrown in two different paths, and they lost touch completely.
Getting on with Their Lives
Matt and Laura were on their own paths and making new memories and friendships. It was usual for both of them to think less and less about each other. However, no one could have guessed the extraordinary events that were about to unfold.
After middle school had separated them, the long-lost preschool friends enrolled yet again, at different schools for high school. This made it highly unlikely for a reunion or reconnection to occur. Life continued as usual until Laura was scrolling through her friend’s phone and passed something that was unbelievable.
Coincidence or Fate?
Laura was looking through her friend’s phone when she crossed Matt Grodsky’s phone number in the contact list. It was an unbelievable moment that Laura didn’t think could be real. She asked how her friend knew Matt. It was a strange coincidence.
Her friend explained she knew him from middle school and was immediately excited at the idea of setting Laura and Matt up together again. However, Laura was wary of the idea. Against Laura’s wishes, her friend passed her number along to Matt for them to reconnect. Matt’s reaction was completely unexpected.
It wasn’t long until Laura received a text from Matt. They agreed to meet up again and went to a movie theater. Matt said in an interview with People that it was as if no time had passed between the two. After two weeks of initially meeting up again, Laura and Matt were officially dating.
The End of First Year
It was clear that the two were soul mates, but Matt didn’t want the distance to jeopardize their relationship. That’s when he decided that after the first year, he was going to do something that would change both Laura and Matt’s entire lives forever.
Sharing a Picnic
To mark the end of their junior year in college, Matt threw Laura a romantic celebratory picnic. He didn’t tell Laura that they were having a picnic at the preschool. However, Matt had a lot more planned that Laura would never have guessed.
The Next Step
The couple was married in December 2016. The ceremony proved that true love really does exist. The song for their first dance was Elton John’s Can You Feel the Love Tonight, which of course was a reference to the lyrics from The Lion King that Matt used to recite to Laura when they were kids.
A Magical Moment
Matt and Laura stated that the wedding was a way of celebrating their unique love story with their loved ones. It was a beautiful moment that they are going to keep with them for the rest of their lives – but there’s more.
The Way We Met
The couple wanted to share their story with the rest of the world. That’s when they submitted their story to an Instagram account called The Way We Met. This account is a place where countless couples share their stories of how they met, which has become very popular.