“To R.P. Salazar, with Love” is a short animation that tells the true story of how two strangers with very similar names (and nearly identical email addresses) fell in love after a misdirected email connected them. The animation was created by The Rauch Brothers and is part of the StoryCorps oral history preservation project.
In January 2007, Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart and completely unaware of each other’s existence. But when an email meant for Rachel accidentally went to Ruben, it wasn’t long before an ordinary mistake began to look like an extraordinary stroke of luck.
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