“I found a message in a bottle from my dead daughter”

This is the most amazing, touching story I’ve heard for a long time! 

A grieving New York mother has been given the most amazing gift… a message from her dead daughter!

Over 10 years ago Sidonie Fery, who was 10 at the time, innocently launched a bottle into the Atlantic Ocean that stated her phone number and the quote, “Be excellent to yourself, dude.”  from the film, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

At the age of 18, Sidney fell to her death from a cliff in Switzerland. Mimi Fery (Sindey’s mother) describes her daughter as a “very artistic and vivacious young woman.”

Around Thanksgiving 2012 workers in Patchogue, N.Y., on Long Island, discovered the little green bottle during the clean up from Superstorm Sandy.  Worker Brian Waldron recalls that day, “We opened it and it had a phone number inside, so I called the number and left a message,” Waldron said. Later that same day, Mimi called back and Brian arranged to send the note to her along with another bottle full of sand from the same beach it washed up on.

“I was just sobbing when I heard they had found it,” Fery said. “These are very, very kind people.”

By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'