“What is the most a dollar has ever gotten you?” It’s the question that someone asked on Reddit and that generated thousands of responses. But one stood out from the others as being so sweet that many thought it could be made into a movie.
Redditor Jfreak7 responded to the question by revealing a dollar bill got him, “A wife, three beautiful children and frankly my life as I know it…”
To understand how one dollar brought him a family, he explained you have to go back to the time he was in high school.
Back in Jr. High, I liked a girl and flirted with her quite a bit.
One time, during a band trip, we stopped at a gas station and she bought me a pack of gum. I tried to pay her back $1 but she refused.
So, I slipped the $1 in her pocket. She then slipped the dollar in my backpack and so began the back and forth with the $1 bill. We found silly ways to give it back and forth. I mailed it to her house. She stuffed it in a gum wrapper and offered me a piece.
I then decided that I would ask her out on this $1. I wrote, ‘Will you go out with me’ on it and put it in a note and gave it to her. She said yes (of course, it would be a terrible story otherwise, I suppose).
About four years later, I still had the same dollar kept away. On our anniversary, I wrote ‘Will you marry me’ on the bottom of the dollar.
We have been married for 15 years and have three awesome kids.
We still have that dollar stored away.”
Many Redditors proclaimed that Jfreak7’s story was “the best story on this thread!”
Others agreed with many pointing out the story “could be the basis for a cute movie script.”
When Jfreak7 noted that his answer had gone viral a year later, he shared an update on the fateful dollar bill. “A few days after this original post, we [his wife and him] both decided to frame the $1. Here is the picture of the case.”