81-Year-Old Man Finds a Letter Kept Secret by His Deceased Wife for Decades That Would Change His Life Forever (VIDEO)

81-Year-Old Man Finds a Letter Kept Secret by His Deceased Wife for Decades That Would Change His Life Forever (VIDEO)

Making a man believe that his child doesn’t exist for decades is an unusually cruel thing to do. But for Tony Trapani, a secret letter he found after his wife died showed that she had done just that: kept secret the fact that he had a son.

tony trapani

An 81-year-old man from Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently discovered that his late wife had apparently been keeping a huge secret from him for more than 50 years. It was only after Tony Trapani’s wife passed away and he was cleaning out one of her old filing cabinets that he stumbled upon a letter that would change his life forever.

Trending: The 15 Best Conservative News Sites On The Internet

The letter, sent by a woman in 1959, reportedly read:

“I have a little boy. He is five years old now. What I’m trying to say Tony is he is your son. He was born November 14th, 1953.”

Trapani’s son, 5 years old when the letter was sent, is now 61, according to WXMI-TV. The man reportedly met his son for the very first time on Sunday.

“Why my wife didn’t tell me. I don’t know. She wanted children. She couldn’t have any. She tried and tried,” Trapani told WXMI-TV.

He believes that his wife intercepted and hid the letter in 1959 during a time when they were unable to conceive a child. He just doesn’t understand why she did it.

“He’s my full son that I’ve had my whole life, but why my wife hid that letter is beyond me,” he added.

His son, Samuel Childress, was led to believe his entire life that his father had no interest in being part of his life, which wasn’t remotely true. And while the two are thrilled to have found each other now, it doesn’t take away from how horrible a thing it was for his late wife to do to both of them — to leave a father without his son, and a son without a father.

Share this!

Enjoy reading? Share it with your friends!