A Mother’s Suspicions About Her Future Son-In-Law Was Confirmed From The Discovery Of An Old Photo

By: Riley Brown | Last updated: Nov 06, 2023

It’s common for many future couples to meet at university. That was the case for Heidi Parker and Ed Savitt whose paths crossed while at uni. They Initially started as friends, but that didn’t last long. After their feelings for each other grew more serious, they decided to move in together shortly after graduating.

Ready for the next step, Heidi and Ed arranged for their families to meet after their graduation. It was a huge relief that their families got along swimmingly. However, this fateful encounter led Heidi’s mother to find a photo from the past that would alter how Heidi and Ed’s viewed their relationship forever. So, what (or who) was in the photo that sent everybody reeling? You’ll have to keep reading to uncover the unbelievable mystery!

Heidi Was Getting Ready To Leave For College

A promising young woman who seemed to have everything going for her, Heidi Parker enrolled at Newcastle University in North East England after finishing her secondary education. She would be 130 miles away from her hometown and her family.

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A well-established research university was the best place for Heidi to grow and expand her knowledge on her education journey. Little did she know at the time that enrolling at Newcastle University would change her life drastically.

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Heidi Was Consumed By Life At University

Many students right out of secondary school, like Heidi, were beyond ready to fully delve into the colorful and exciting life at university. Even though Heidi didn’t get a traditional campus dorm experience, she did get an apartment that was close to campus.

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Heidi was quite unsatisfied with her living situation. Initially, it was exciting for Heidi and her roommates to live together, but she would come to discover that it was a less-than-ideal situation.  She started looking for a different place to stay.

Heidi Was Thrilled To Move Into Her New Apartment

Heidi finally found a studio apartment that was closer to campus after weeks of searching. She began packing as soon as she secured her new place to live. Heidi handed the keys to the new tenants and never looked back at her old apartment.

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After she moved out, she never thought that she would set foot in her old apartment ever again. However, Heidi had to go back there days later. The circumstances as to why she had to do this were a big surprise.

Heidi Received A Strange Message From A Guy

Heidi got an odd message on Facebook from a guy named Ed not too long after she moved into her new place. He introduced himself as the newest tenant in the old apartment she used to live in. He was at his wit’s end about the broken washing machine in the apartment which is why he messaged her.

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Ed revealed that he had found Heidi’s name after doing some research online. He decided to try and get a hold of her through Facebook. Initially, Heidi did her best to explain the inner workings of the washing machine by text message but instead decided to show Ed in person. Heidi had a hidden agenda for coming over which she told Ed later on.

The Real Reason Why Heidi Went Over To Meet Ed

There was an underlying motive for Heidi as to why she went back to her old apartment to help Ed. She admittedly thought he was “hot.” Heidi was immediately attracted to Ed as soon as they met in person. Amazingly, he was just as attractive in person as he was in his Facebook photo. Finally, Heidi showed him how to deal with the washing machine after exchanging some pleasantries.

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It must have been embarrassing for Ed to ask how to operate a washing machine. Regardless, he just had to message her no matter how embarrassed he was to admit he needed help. Ed mustered up the courage to ask Heidi a question right before she was about to leave.

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Ed And Heidi Went On Their First Official Date

Before they went their separate ways, Ed boldly asked Heidi if she wanted to get coffee sometime. Heidi agreed, much to his relief! She couldn’t believe what was happening. It was destiny that she went over to the apartment and helped him — so much for never going back there again!

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They went to a cafe that was closeby to the apartment. All Heidi could think of during their date was how attractive she found him. As they talked over coffee, Heidi discovered there was much more to Ed than his looks.

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It Was Just The Beginning of A Beautiful Relationship

Wonderfully, their coffee date was successful, and they continued to go on plenty more dates moving forward. Their bond grew stronger because of all the time they were spending together. Also, they shared many similarities and interests, some of them being that they were extremely ambitious and attended the same university.

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The more they found out about each other, the more intrigued and smitten they became with one another. It would seem that way because of all the time they were spending together, that they would probably know mostly everything about each other. Well, there was more to their story that was going to come to the surface.

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A Future Together

Before they knew it, Heidi and Ed’s time at Newcastle University was over. After graduating, the pair moved to London but lived separately, as they didn’t want to rush things too much. Heidi landed a fast-paced PR job, while Ed pursued his goal of opening a coffee shop.

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After some time, Heidi and Ed decided to take the next step in their relationship and moved in together. Then they figured it was time to get to know each other’s families. They were both excited about the idea, but neither Heidi nor Ed knew the incredible discovery that was to come.

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A Good Start

Heidi and Ed were so committed to one another by this point that hardly anything terrified them. Still, the prospect of their families meeting each other was nerve-wracking! The couple pulled all the stops to ensure that everything would be perfect. Once they were ready, they invited their mothers to dinner at a restaurant.

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Fortunately, things seemed to go without a hitch. Heidi’s mother, Kay, and Ed’s mother, Fiona, got along really well. They swapped stories and shared some laughs throughout the evening.

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Similar Hobbies and Interests

As the evening progressed, both mothers began to realize how much their families had in common. Indeed, both families shared many similar hobbies and interests. Both the Parkers and Savitts loved sailing and traveling, and had even visited many of the same places in the Mediterranean around the same time.

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Both Kay and Fiona merely laughed this off as a strange coincidence, but Kay couldn’t help but feel uneasy. Something was bothering her, but she couldn’t figure out what it was. Before she could even fully process her thoughts, however, Heidi and Ed told their mothers that they had something important to say.

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An Important Announcement

Even though their mothers were getting along quite well, Heidi and Ed still had to shake off their feelings of anxiety. As it turns out, this special evening wasn’t just about meeting each other’s families. It was also about sharing some good news: Heidi and Ed were engaged!

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Kay and Fiona were initially shocked by the announcement, but their shock quickly turned to excitement. There was no doubt in their minds that Heidi and Ed were a perfect match. However, this revelation would soon be overshadowed by an even more surprising one.

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A Strange Feeling

After announcing their engagement, the couple told their mothers about their plan to get married by the end of the year. They also shared details of their engagement, which left everyone at the table grinning from ear to ear.

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Kay, however, still couldn’t shake off the uneasiness she felt earlier in the evening. There was something about her daughter’s fiancé and his family that bothered her. Kay resolved to look into this further later that night. Still, it would take a few more weeks before she would make the shocking discovery that would leave everyone dumbfounded.

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Getting Ready for the Wedding

Anyone who’s ever helped plan a wedding will surely know how stressful it can be. Kay, Heidi’s mother, was heavily involved in the wedding planning process. As part of the preparations, Kay had to do some cleaning at her house to make room for all the wedding supplies that would be stored there.

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Despite her hectic schedule, Kay couldn’t stop thinking of what had been discussed over dinner weeks earlier. She had been hoping that she would find something that would either confirm or deny her suspicions about Ed and his family. Little did Kay know that she would soon find what she had been hoping for.

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A Discovery in the Attic

With wedding preparations in full swing, Kay kept herself busy. Still, she couldn’t get rid of the nagging feeling at the back of her mind. Then, while cleaning out her attic one day, Kay found what she had been looking for.

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Hidden inside a box was an old photo album. Kay flipped through its dusty pages, hoping to find some answers. It didn’t take long before she got to the pages that contained photos taken during a memorable family trip to Turkey, one that she had talked about at the dinner table a few weeks earlier.

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Heidi's First Love

Heidi was just six years old when the Parker family spent several weeks traveling to various locations around the Mediterranean, including Turkey’s southern coast. It was here that Heidi befriended a young, blond English boy who was around her age.

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While in Turkey, Heidi and the young boy were inseparable. They even held hands a lot. Kay recalled seeing her daughter blush as she shared this story with Fiona and Ed. Kay quickly dropped the subject, not wanting to humiliate her daughter even further.

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The Blond Boy

When Kay finally found the young boy’s photo, her jaw dropped. The child in the photo looked exactly how Kay remembered him – with his blond bowl haircut and his bashful smile – and how happy he looked standing so close to her daughter, as he had done practically throughout their entire stay in Turkey.

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Kay couldn’t believe what she was seeing. She carefully examined the boy’s face, eyes, and jawline. Kay sat in silence as she came to realize that her suspicions may have been right all along. Kay wanted to be sure before telling her daughter what she had discovered, and she knew exactly what to do to find out.

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A Mere Coincidence?

Kay was well aware that her daughter would be of little help at this time. Heidi was only six years old at the time, so her memory would be hazy at best. She also wouldn’t be able to tell for sure as she hadn’t witnessed the boy grow up.

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More memories came pouring in the longer Kay stared at the photo. Suddenly, Kay remembered what the young blond boy’s name was: it was Ed! Was this just a mere coincidence, or was this indeed the same Ed who would be marrying her daughter? Doubts were starting to creep in, but Kay knew that she needed to find out. Fortunately, she knew exactly who to ask.

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Confirming Her Suspicions

Kay needed to get to the bottom of this, so she picked up her phone, snapped a picture of an old photo of Heidi and Ed together, and sent it to her new friend Fiona. If the boy in the photo was indeed Ed Savitt, Fiona would surely recognize him.

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Kay’s phone rang almost immediately. Fiona confirmed that the boy in the photo was indeed her son. Both Kay and Fiona could barely contain their excitement! At long last, Kay’s suspicions were confirmed.

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“Just Unreal”

Fiona was just as shocked by this revelation as Kay was. As soon as she saw the photo, she shrieked. Suddenly, all the memories of that trip to Turkey came flooding in. Fiona could barely contain herself!

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Kay would later describe the feeling of finding out the boy’s identity as “just unreal.” As Kay and Fiona recalled the trip together, more and more details fell into place. Kay and Fiona were ecstatic, and they just couldn’t wait to tell Heidi and Ed.

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Heidi and Ed’s Reaction

As soon as she ended her call with Fiona, Kay sent her daughter the photo and gave her a call. Heidi later recalled that she was so stunned by the photo that she needed to lie down. It was unbelievable!

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Unsurprisingly, Ed was just as shocked as his fiancé was. Neither Heidi nor Ed could recall meeting each other in Turkey, or that they had started a romance with someone at the age of six. The evidence, however, was right there in front of them.

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More Photos Together

The more Kay and Fiona looked at photos from that trip, the more evidence they managed to discover. Fiona looked through her old albums and found photos of six-year-old Heidi. Fiona told the Daily Mail that none of them had any idea that Heidi and Ed had met before as kids.

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When the Savitt family looked through their old photo albums, they found five more pictures of Heidi and Ed together. It didn’t take long before this revelation would spread to other members of the couple’s families. No one least of all Heidi and Ed could believe the news.

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It Was Fate

Heidi was never really one who believed in fate, but it was undeniable that it was fate that brought her and Ed together after many years apart. To their friends and families, this was undoubtedly a sign that Heidi and Ed were truly meant for each other.

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Kay believes that Heidi and Ed had a “subconscious realization” that they had previously spent time together as children when they met as adults. That certainly seemed to explain their instant connection.

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The Wedding

The invitations that guests received in their mailboxes were accompanied by photos of Heidi and Ed together at six years old while on vacation in Turkey. Their story was simply too amazing not to share with everyone!

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Heidi and Ed’s wedding, which took place at Haddon Hall in Derbyshire in the East Midlands of England, was witnessed by their friends and family. Some people may not believe in love at first sight, but it was undeniable that this was what Heidi and Ed experienced themselves.

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A Special Bond

The trip to Turkey didn’t just bring Heidi and Ed together but their families as well. Heidi and Ed’s siblings also spent lots of time together during that trip. Both families’ photo albums contained several photos of the Parker and Savitt kids laughing and playing together.

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Heidi and Ed’s marriage brought their families even closer together. They’ve even gone on several vacations together, including sailing trips to the Mediterranean. Word of Heidi and Ed’s unique history also spread to the media and soon, the young couple saw themselves on the front page of newspapers and magazines. Indeed, everyone loves a good love story!

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A Story That’s Too Good To Be True

Though it has been several years since Heidi and Ed’s story first made headlines, people around the world continue to be captivated by their story. The couple still can’t believe it either. It’s crazy to think that if Kay hadn’t found that photo album in her attic, Heidi and Ed wouldn’t have known what they know now!

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Indeed, Heidi and Ed’s love story is something truly extraordinary. Whether you believe it was coincidence or fate that brought them together, one thing is clear: some things are just meant to be!

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