When I was 12 or 13, my family traveled to England, Scotland, and Wales. It was a tour trip, and on it we met Ted, who, although he had a wife and family at home, was on the trip with his mom. How sweet is that? I hope my mom can comment with more about Ted’s story, but I remember he was an Australian police officer.
My mom stayed in touch with Ted for many years (and still might? I hope so). I know we would get a Christmas card from his family every year, and one year he sent me this great t-shirt that I wore for years and years. I believe he also got an invitation to our wedding.