A lost love letter finds its recipient after 72 years

Story highlights

  • The letter is found hidden inside the ceiling of an old house
  • It was written in 1945 by a woman whose husband was serving overseas

(CNN)Allen Cook and his daughter Melissa were renovating her house in Westfield, New Jersey, this week when they found a crack in one of the ceilings. What they discovered within turned out to be part of a beautiful, heartwarming love story.

"The envelope was old and yellow. It has never been opened. It was unbelievable when my son-in-law started reading it. In the letter she was talking about the baby she was going to have," Allen Cook told CNN.