A special find has been made on a beach near Morciano di Leuca in Apulia. A bottle washed up with an emotional message from a British mother. “On the day you died, my heart broke in 2 pieces.”
A beach cleaner found the bottle with an image of a young smiling girl early this week. “In loving memory of Sorrell Leczkowski, 5 February 2003 – 22 May 2017,” it read.
According to the newspaper Corriere Della Sera, it turns out to be a victim of the bombing in Manchester 2017. The British mother of the fourteen-year-old girl entrusted the bottle to the waves and the wind after the terrible massacre to spread a message of love. More than two years later, it washed up in Italy.
The woman had also inserted an emotional message. “The day you died broke my heart in two pieces. One side feels the pain, the other has died with you. When the rest of the world is asleep, I often get up to walk the streets and pick up memories of you. Then the tears roll down my cheeks. Thinking about you is easy, I do it every day. But your absence hurts so much and that pain never goes away. You are in my heart and you will stay there until the joyful day comes when we will meet again.” The heartbreaking text was signed with ‘mama’.
The bottle – which covered more than 2,500 km – also contained a purple bracelet with the girl’s name engraved on it. The mayor of Morciano di Leuca wants to invite the family to Italy to hand over the bottle.
The attack in Manchester took place on May 22, 2017, after the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. 22 people died in the terrorist act, including Sorrell Leczkowski.