I love this heartwarming story of human connection.

According to a report from WMUR, 10 year old Max Vredenburgh sent off a message in a bottle from Rockport, Massachusetts Long Beach with a letter in it that said,

Hello, my name is Max. Whoever is reading this letter please write back," the letter reads. "I'll tell you a little bit about myself. I'm 10 years old, I like apples, I like the beach, my favorite color's blue, I like animals, I like cars and I like outer space. Please write back.

His parents recently received a letter from "G. Dubois," according to the report who claimed that the bottle had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in Southern France, 3,400 miles away.

Max was floored by the reply and he is going to write back to the person that sent it.  That's the only information Max and his parents have about the person who found the bottle.

Max also reflected upon the emotions that he felt when he found out:

It's the human connection and, for me, it hit me on an emotional level because I reflected on myself and my past," he said. "I think, for other people, it might be doing the same.