A tourist is reunited with a stranger who reminds her of Aquaman after he leaves a touching message asking him to call back the place where they first met.
The woman, who had signed the memo Pina, gamely left the note two days after the chance encounter, inviting the 6’4 long-haired, well-dressed man to call her.
Speaking to FEMAIL, the mother-of-three, a spiritual healer and interior designer in Perth revealed that she was with her kids when she met Aquaman and his mom.
The 53-year-old who is passing Pina colada She said online and in writers’ circles that she left the note at the street bookstore in Maroubra, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs because she had nothing to lose.
The mother wrote a note trying to reach the stranger and he saw it and replied – a picture of Kel Henderson, her waterman,
Keel was eager to reconnect with the mother and sent her a text after seeing the note
When they met, she explained, she was too engrossed in the conversation and thought nothing of getting his phone number.
You wrote it convincingly. I couldn’t believe I was writing it, but it felt a little weirdly fun – and as I’ve always wanted to send a message in a bottle, this certainly was the perfect opportunity; She said.
She couldn’t have known that her 29-year-old model and idol were Aquaman Kyle HendersonHe was also obsessed with the “message in a bottle” idea.
So when he saw one, of some sort, addressed to him after someone had photographed the note and put it online, he knew he had to respond.
He reached out to Bina right away, he told FEMAIL: ‘My mum and I had a really good chat with her, the kind you don’t seem to get into with strangers anymore these days and after seeing such a beautifully written and thoughtful letter she left me. I thought it would be rude not to at least text her.
Their friendship has gone from strength to strength and they’re already planning for Kel to head out on a West Coast tour later this year.
The note was left in a street bookshop in Maroubra – both Keel and Bina admit they were intrigued by the idea of a ‘message in a bottle’
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“I grew up by the ocean in Maroubra,” he said, “and always imagined what it must be like to see the sun set in the water every night.”
Bina will also return to the eastern suburbs.
Kel has WA on his wish list, Maroubra himself has stolen a piece of my heart, the people and the atmosphere remind me of home. I am an ocean lover and always find gifts by the sea.
The mother-of-three explained that she was supposed to be in Hawaii when she met Keel – but chose to stay in Sydney instead.
The fact that this made the chance encounter even rarer prompted her to write the note.
“I knew I had to do something about that feeling and take the bullet because life is about taking a risk — and taking every opportunity with open arms,” she said.
She added, “I’m free-spirited, fun-loving, spontaneous and live with a lot of responsibility – since I was off on holiday I decided to chase some magic and follow my heart.”
She added that there is a lot of freedom to take action “especially in matters of the heart” but added that the couple are just friends.
(It is) definitely a close connection! I think love comes to us in all sorts of mysterious ways and it’s not always something we can define.
Keel plans to visit Pena in Western Australia and is excited to see the sun set over the ocean there
Bina said she is a budding writer and loves the ideas of street bookshops as a place for people to meet
Kell agrees, saying in his experience that friendships last longer.
The newlywed friends revealed that their first conversation was simply about the street bookstore, which has been open since 2020.
“Pina was passing by with her kids and we all talked about how beautiful she was and the conversation just flowed from there,” said Keel.
There are no street libraries in Perth, Bina said, and as a budding writer she absolutely loves the idea.
“Obviously it’s a great place to meet and welcome people,” she said.
The original message went viral as people gushed over the old-school romantic charm.
Someone definitely must know her Aquaman. “We need the second part,” said one woman.
I can’t help but think this is the next level! I love him. Nobody goes to that kind of effort anymore. said another.
Hundreds of people supported the mission and seemed relieved when it was revealed that they had found each other.