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Dear Annie,

Students Send Letters of Love to Annie Perasa

For Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing stories of love in all forms every day this week. To kick things off, we turn to our most iconic love story–Danny & Annie. This year, Annie received some incredibly sweet valentines…

When Danny and Annie Perasa stepped into our flagship StoryBooth in Grand Central Terminal, none of us could have imagined how much love and devotion they would share with us and eventually the world.

If you haven’t heard their story yet, you must. Right now. Go on. We’ll be waiting right here.

Years later, their story still tugs at our heartstrings. Danny wrote Annie love letters every single day. After he died and their final interview aired, thousands of public radio listeners sent Annie letters of condolence. She now reads one of these letters each day in place of her love letters from Danny.

After hearing the couple’s story, Students of Weightman Middle School in Florida decided to contribute to this incredible tradition. StoryCorps received batch after batch of letters in the mail one day, all addressed to Mrs. Annie Perasa. The notes were so genuine and heartfelt, we had to share a few of them with you.

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We’re celebrating love this week. And it’s all brought to you by All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps. The best love stories we’ve ever collected–it makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!



2 Responses to “Dear Annie,”

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  • How great that these students had Annie in their hearts.

    Comment from Jeremy on February 11, 2014 at 3:29 pm - Reply to this Comment
  • A beautiful man, a beautiful woman, an amazing story that has gone around the world bringing smiles through tears, touching our hearts. Thank you Danny and Annie for sharing your Love Story with us XOXOXOXOXO

    Comment from Robin Caltagirone on February 11, 2014 at 12:04 pm - Reply to this Comment

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