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A Girl Stopped Her Friend From Killing Himself And Now They're Married

"That night I started writing the words which, ten years later, I'd propose with."
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Last week people began sending in answers to a question posted on Quora that read, "What is one moment in your life you thought could only happen in a movie?"

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Some people began recounting rare celebrity encounters and there were even a few death scares, but one of the stories that stood out the most was submitted by Kevin Walsh, who shared a tale of a fateful phone call with his future wife.

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Once upon a time I was 13 at a summer camp and the prettiest girl I'd ever seen walked right up to me and said “black is a good color on you.” No idea why. We chatted and became friends, exchanged AIM screen names (it was the time) and stayed in touch for a while.

We fell off each others’ radar some time in high school, but I can promise you that not a day went by that I didn't think about that girl. Even now I'm not sure I can say why - something about her just stayed with me.

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Walsh went on to explain how he fell into a deep depression in high school and eventually decided to take his own life.

Somewhere between 5 and 10 seconds before I would have committed suicide, my phone rang. I checked the caller ID - I couldn't die not knowing. It was a number I didn't recognize, so I picked up and it was her.

I asked her what was up and she said she just felt like she had to call me. At that point it had been a year since we had spoken, and at that moment she just had to call. Long story short, she pried, I spilled the beans and she talked me out of it. I mean she literally said “What? Don't do that.” And that was that.

She made me promise to call her the next day, and we hung up. That night I started writing the words which, ten years later, I'd propose with.

Here is the picture Walsh posted of him and his wife, Blake, on their wedding day.

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Unsurprisingly, his answer has already received over 298,000 views. "The comments have been unbelievably kind; most are congratulatory and uplifting," Walsh told BuzzFeed.

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According to Walsh, the best thing you can do if you ever feel like suicide is your only way out is to simply talk to someone.

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"There is power in saying it out loud. There's a good chance that the moment it comes out of your mouth you'll realize it isn't what you want at all," said Walsh.

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Thank you, Kevin Walsh, for sharing your story and for reminding others that things do get better.

If you or someone you know is going through a rough time, feeling depressed, or thinking about self-harm, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit its website here.

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