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Basmah Qazi

Why this beautiful text message a soon-to-be husband sent his ex-girlfriend has gone viral

Why this beautiful text message a soon-to-be husband sent his ex-girlfriend has gone viral

A text message sent from a soon-to-be husband to his ex-girlfriend a day before his wedding has gained worldwide attention, but for all the right reasons.

Most messages sent from exes are usually a drunk slip up, but this time it’s different, as the groom chose to issue a sincere and sweet thank you, sent with his fiancée’s permission, for teaching him how to love.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Alexsa Sanchez Aguilar shared the message she received from her ex-boyfriend and it didn’t take long for the exchange to go viral.

People have responded by admiring the man’s emotional maturity, but there are others who are doubting his motives.

The message starts off by letting her know that his fiancée is aware of the text, and that, “I’m getting married tomorrow. I wanted to send you this message.”

He then thanked Aguilar for helping him during his journey through depression and for keeping him out of trouble. He wrote: “I know we were only kids when we dated but you taught me what love is.”

“My point in all of this is, you are the reason why I know how to love someone. You taught me love, you taught me how to deal with my anger, how to deal with my depression and how to live life to the fullest and I’m grateful for you. I wish you love and happiness,” he said.

And thankfully Aguilar didn’t leave people hanging and shared her response to the message in a separate tweet.

"First [off], congratulations on all your beautiful blessings that are coming your way," she began. 

"[I] am so unbelievably proud of you, you did everything you put your mind into... [I'm] happy you found the woman you want forever with... [Your] fiancé is such a beautiful soul, and you have such a beautiful daughter... [I] wish you and your beautiful family nothing but beautiful blessings."

Speaking to Buzzfeed, Aguilar explained that there is no animosity between her and her ex who she says is a great man. Sometimes relationships don’t work out, but the two helped each other through a tough time when they were young, and she will forever appreciate the bond they shared.

"We lost a best friend to suicide, and we helped each other heal," Aguilar said. "I feel like no matter what happens, he and I will forever have respect towards each other."