He vowed this day would come, but after years of having lost touch, he felt nervous and shaky. Some say there’s no such thing as true love, and more so when you know who your loved one is from just a small age. Love is mysterious, magical
and beautiful. Everyone deserves a chance at love because everyone deserves something magical. And for him, his magic started in a full classroom years ago when his classmates looked at him and started laughing. Little did they know, he was sure he was going to keep his word.
Matt Grodsky and Laura Scheel attended preschool together in Phoenix, Arizona. From the very beginning, these two little tots became inseparable when they were just three years old. No one could really believe it, their unique bond was outstanding, but everyone knew that this wouldn’t last long. Sadly, they were right.
They became the best of friends and spent their days on the playground. At first, Laura was drawn to Matt’s goofball ways as they spent their days laughing and exploring. But soon, Laura and Matt had become joined at
the hip. Parents and teachers of the young tots thought their friendship was adorable and heartwarming but otherwise didn’t think much of it in the long run. Little did they know how right and wrong they would prove everyone.
“Just You Wait”
The pair were two peas in a pod, not only did these best friends see each other in school but they planned their weekends ahead of time to ensure they could spend more time together. These two created terrific memories together, but one day Matt did something so surprising, it left the classroom mocking him.
He stood up in front of everyone and professed his love for Laura. “Just you wait!” he exclaimed as he claimed he would one day marry Laura. But at just three years old, no one could take them seriously. But then, as they started to grow up, their journeys gave each of them different paths.
When it was time to send them off to kindergarten, these two lovebirds got separated and ended up in entirely different schools. But still, they tried to remain good friends. As years passed by, their friendship grew further and further apart. Until they started
elementary school and these two once life partners became complete strangers. These two were forging new friendships and new memories apart from each other. Seven whole years passed until one day, Laura saw a picture of Matt and all those feelings came rushing back.
High school came around for Matt and Laura, but still, they seemed further apart than ever until one day something would bring back everything she once had felt. In the fall of her freshman year, Laura was with one of her close friends. Laura was scrolling through her friends’ phone
when she saw Matt’s name in her contact list. Just the sight of his name made her flush, and her friend immediately asked her what was going on. Laura told her friend about her childhood sweetheart Matt, but as she did this, her friend had a plan up her sleeve.
Laura’s friend was determined to get these preschool sweethearts back together. She wanted to set her up with Matt again, but Laura had a different idea – “I was a freshman in high school, so I was like, ‘I don’t think so!’” Laura told
People. Despite having shown no interest in contacting Matt again, her friend gave Matt her number anyway. Laura was very nervous about the whole situation, but then Matt surprised her in such an incredible way that all her nerves seemed to have just flown away.
Not long after, Laura received a text from Matt, and they both agreed to meet up. Both of them had no idea what to expect as so many years had passed, but clearly, the chemistry was still there. They met up at a movie theatre and hit
it off right away, it felt like they had never stopped being friends, or sweethearts for that matter. After just two weeks from the initial text from Matt, these two were officially dating. Even so, these two weren’t in the clear. They had a lot more to overcome.
Matt and Laura spent all the time they could together and saw each other weekly. But soon, it was time for both to go on to College and they both knew how difficult this was going to be. “Right after we graduated from high school, we were pretty hesitant,” said Laura in an interview with People. “We were like, ‘Do we stay together? Do we try to make it work.’” Once again, the paths of these two
were destined to split, but they knew they had to fight for what they wanted, and they did. Laura enrolled at Northern Arizona University, and Matt moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College. Even though these two were miles apart, they ensured nothing would separate them again as it had after preschool. Little did Laura know, a vow Matt once made in a packed classroom was as real as it was the first day he announced it.
Where It All Began
Senior year of College came for these two lovebirds. Matt wanted to surprise Laura in the most incredible way he thought possible. “I convinced Laura that we were going to a picnic at the preschool. We had just finished up our junior year of college, so I framed it as a nice relaxing date,” Matt
told Huffington Post. When they arrived at the surprise destination, Matt got down on one knee and proposed to Laura. “YES” Laura exclaimed, “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, is this happening?’. But indeed it was, and Matt had everything sweetly planned. “I proposed to her at the place it all began … our preschool classroom.”
Love From The Beginning
“When you like someone, you just kind of stand up and say it,” Matt said in an interview. He had known from the very beginning he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Laura. As
soon as she saw the ring, she couldn’t hold back her emotion. ‘This is gorgeous. I’m so happy with it.’ I had no idea,” she exclaimed. Little did these two know, they were about to make headlines.
On December 2016, Matt and Laura tied the knot after almost 20 years of having vowed they would. Matt’s uncle officiated the wedding and went on to describe their relationship as: “For most kids in preschool,
it’s about finding your snacks and your sleeping mats, but for them, it was about finding their soulmates.” But still, the couple would wake up one morning and find that their faces were all over social media.
Soon after these two became official husband and wife, Laura posted the story of how they met on social media. It became an instant hit and got caught by a social media account called “The Way We Met” which recounts amazing stories of how couples met. The post became
an instant hit, and the caption started off with Matt explaining how these lovebirds began: “I was enamored with Laura as a child, and I still am to this day,” he declared. This declaration of love pulled more than a couple of heartstrings but they never expected so much attention.
“Sucker For True Love”
People from all around the world shared what they thought of this beautiful love story by leaving ridiculous comments on the page. And then, one day, Laura woke up to the story having been shared more than 300,000 times!
A famous rapper and actor Tyrese Gibson had shared the post and admitted that he is “a sucker for true love.” Gibson offered the two a three-day vacation to Miami, and this was just the beginning of their incredible story.
Happily Ever After
“It’s totally insane. I’m eating a sandwich at work getting messages saying, ‘Hey, you’re in India!’ or ‘Hey, you’re in Paris!’ It spread like wildfire, and we’re just glad to be a part of something positive around the world,” Matt told Huffington Post. “It’s just crazy.” Since the two
lovebirds got married, they bought a house and even adopted a precious dog called Kirby. Laura told People Magazine that they would love to have children at some point, but for now, they are focused on their new puppy and living day by day surrounded by love and magic!