It took more than a year and 3,700 miles for one girl's message to get across.
In 2017, North Carolina fourth-grader Laura Terry tucked a tiny message and painting into bottle and set it afloat off the coast off Wilmington, WSOC TV reported. She plopped the bottle into the Gulf Stream, part of a science project on ocean currents.
Now, fast forward over a year later, and her message was finally received last month. Bridie Patten, a grandmother in Ireland, was walking along Doohoma Beach on Jan. 14 when she discovered Laura's bottle. She then sent a note to Laura's school saying she found the project.
Laura's teacher, Susan Schambach, started the fun experiment in 2013, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Since then, her classes have dropped about 70 bottles in the ocean. Laura's bottle was the fifth to be found.
The first bottle from Schambach's project was found in northern Portugal, while three others were found in France.