"I remember that text like it was yesterday," Morgan explains. "I just helped fill a huge order of insulated suspension clamps so I was, like, really worked up. Plus I drank like 5 Red Bulls. So I was, like, I'm just going for it man."
Dirk Crenshaw, an employee at the Verizon store where Bernstein recycled her old phone found the lost text while reformatting the device for resale. He immediately called the intended recipient to give her the news. "I'm a hopeless romantic, what can I say?"
"The whole thing brings back memories," Bernstein revealed, while fighting back tears. She was just 16-years-old at the time he wrote the text. Now nearly 17, she wonders how differently things might have turned out if she had seen it. "I'm like, you know, what if I hadn't hooked up with that guy on Bourbon street?"
A few weeks after the text was sent, Morgan returned to start his senior year of high school and Bernstein was sent to a boarding school up north. They haven't spoken since.