“My coworker sent you that email by mistake.”

This love story started with a typo.

In 2007, Rachel P. Salazar was living in Bangkok, Thailand. Ruben P. Salazar was in Waco, Texas. But these two strangers had nearly identical email addresses.

Here, they remember how an errant keystroke led to an enduring romance.

Below you’ll find the first emails between Rachel and Ruben.

Recorded in Waco, Texas
Produced by Jasmyn Belcher
Facilitated by Virginia Lora
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