My FB reminded our friendanniversary today, and that brought back all the nostalgia. Exactly 5 years back, I met him accidently in FB. I still don't know what made me accept his friend-request that time. I normally don't accept anyone who is unknown to me. But, I was at the most lowest point of my life, with a newborn in hand and marital troubles back then. So obviously it must have been a mistake. The most sweetest mistake ever. It took him exactly 4 months to say "hi", in my messenger for the first time after being connected with me on FB. That's when I realized that he is on my friend-list, and wondered how? But he was cool on the first chat, like asking some general question related to my work, and appeared very professional. I was curious about him; hence looked for further details in FB. Just that, I could find 9 mutual friends between him and I, and all of them were high professionals and reputed characters. That gave me the confidence to let him be my FB friend. In the latter days, I happened to notice his likes and comments on the things that I shared in FB. At times, he used to appreciate me in private chats, and we progressed from strangers to acquaintance this way. One fateful day, I had a severe health complication and my Dr suspected that as cancer symptom. In the next couple of days, I was undergoing series of tests and scans to follow up with. The health issue, the fear of cancer, and my postpartum hormones basically killed me from inside. Besides, I had no help from my H, as we were rifting apart due to in laws' issues that time. I badly wanted to open up with someone, yet I had no one to listen to. My mom, who was already emotionally fragile, had no courage to bear what I had to share. When I was awaiting my results at the hospital counter, this man came with a usual Fwd message in my messenger. I don't know how, but I broke my heart out to him. I ended up telling him everything about my life, my issues with my H till this latest health issue at one go. He listened to me patiently, and assured that I will never get cancer. For me, his words seemed like blessings from God above. It soothed my mind a lot. So, this is how we met. Though I am a very strong, independent, career woman otherwise, I started up with this person as a very fragile, emotional and vulnerable woman that day. He was with me all these while, as a mentor, friend and family in that hospital journey which fortunately turned up as a false alarm. I did not have any major illness as suspected by Drs. Within 3 weeks of time, we have become very close buddies. I've got to know all about him, including his relationship failures and private matters. While I would counsel him to make up his mind to settle in life, he helped me to re-live my love for my husband. He indeed brought back the hope in me, to get my husband back on my side. In fact, his advice from a man's POV, worked in my case too. I slowly faced my life with positivity and courage with the hope that a good friend is backing there for me. It gave a different level of power to control my life. At the same time, I felt humbled to know that he has progressed in his life so much after my friendship. We encouraged each other on everything we did, ranging from career, diet, healthy life style, spirituality, humanity and all. We have a great chemistry that connected us intellectually. Life moved on, and 5 years passed by. I am yet to meet him in person. It just did not happen!!! Till today, I have been depending on the kindness of this stranger, and he never disappoints me. Now I strongly believe, that good things happen when you meet strangers!!!