Tracy Peck was running errands Saturday when she got a series of texts and calls that shocked her -- first from her tennis coach, then from her best friend.
"Have you seen the CNN story?" both of them told her. "That has to be you."
At first, Peck brushed it aside. She was driving and had no idea what they were talking about. Then she pulled over and opened the link they'd sent.
A picture of a letter in her handwriting popped onto Peck's iPhone screen. As soon as she saw it, she says, memories from a plane ride 23 years ago came rushing back.
A stranger on an airplane gave her $100 years ago and changed her life. Now she's trying to find the mystery woman to thank her.
She remembered sitting next to two sisters fleeing the former Yugoslavia. She remembered how young and frightened the refugees seemed, how they reminded her of her own daughters and how their experience fleeing war was heartbreaking and unlike anything she'd ever dealt with.
She remembered reaching into her purse before they got off the flight, pulling out an envelope, writing them a note and placing her dangly earrings and a $100 bill inside.
Peck had no idea then how much that envelope would come to mean to both girls. And until she read the CNN story Saturday, Peck says she had no idea that one of the sisters, Ayda Zugay, had been searching for her for nearly a decade...READ MORE
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