Who would have thought that these two will have a story that could capture the hearts of many? Laura Scheel and Matt Grodsky crossed paths while they are attending preschool when they are three years old. Their parents and teachers immediately notice the two to have a rare bond. Of course, the adults would think that it is just a puppy love since they are quite young. Little Matt even made the cutest gesture in front of their entire class, and everyone just laughed about it and ignored the expression. Years later, Laura and Matt move on with their lives and somehow forgot about each other, not until destiny intervened with their lives.
1. Where It All Started
When they were just little, Matt Grodsky and Laura Scheel crossed paths. The two cuties attended preschool in Phoenix, Arizona. The moment that the roads of these two crossed, they instantly become best friends. Matt first spotted Laura on the playground, and he right away was drawn to her. Some may think that this growing friendship is adorable; their teachers and parents did not pay much attention to it since they were just very young. However, the two cute preschoolers created a really tight bond that nobody expected their ending.
2. Two Of A Kind
On the first few days that the two met, Laura thought that Matt was just a playful kid that follows her on the playground throughout the day. They became instant friends when Laura discovered that Matt has a hilarious sense of humor, and from there on, they did everything together. They can be seen chasing around one another at the playground, staying up during their nap time giggling and eventually cause some trouble. They also play hide and seek, which is typical with kids of their ages. However, no one had really foreseen what the two were about to unfold.
As the days go by, the two became more and more inseparable. Laura would always pick Matt to be her partner on the school’s field trips, such as the public library. The little love birds can also be seen holding hands. But their school is not enough for the two. They also planned playdates and went to the movies together. Imagine how cute the preschoolers are, grabbing hands when it is the scary part. It was clear to almost everyone that the two are like peas in a pod. But many assumed that they are just some kids who had a playmate. No one understood that the two would maintain a close bond with each other. On the other hand, Matt would really express his fondness of Laura and makes a cute gesture in front of the whole class.
4. Not So Secret Love
Given that the two are pretty much young, Matt would always go the extra mile to impress Laura. He as several methods on how to catch the undivided attention of Laura. One of his cute little ways is reciting the catchy lines from Disney movies such as The Lion King. Matt also tried to affect Laura during a Cinco De Mayo celebration by breaking the piñata. On the other hand, Laura taught Matt how to swing, how to eat string cheese, and how to draw rolling hills. The adults, such as their teachers, found their bond extremely sweet, but they are not aware of what will be the next move of Matt.
5. It’s Getting Clearer
Adults already knew that Matt and Laura are best friends. At a young age, the two have collected the sweetest memories together. Some began to notice that what they have is beyond friendship, and they are considered to be love birds, as of the definition of the cute little three years old. Matt sincerely believed that they have a love for each other. Thus, he even stood up in front of all of his classmates in preschool and declared that he would marry Laura one day. He said, “Just you wait.” However, his classmates burst out in laughter after his heartfelt declaration. With that age declaring his love, we really could not blame his classmates for laughing, as many have not taken their relationship seriously. Well, except for little Matt.
6. Preschool Love
Of course, as expected, no one took the words of Matt seriously. However, it did not stop Matt and Laura from making more sweet memories. As a matter of fact, they attended each other’s birthday parties and even set up playdates almost every week. The little preschoolers may seem to be destined for each other, even at their very young age. Notably, it is quite rare for young souls to form and keep a unique bond. As the day goes by, their relationship was also put into the test.
7. Moving Up
Most of the parents would say that their kids are growing up so fast. Thus, there is no exception for the parents of Matt Grodsky and Laura Scheel. The time has come to send their babies to kindergarten. As expected, Matt and Laura will again join each other in kindergarten. However, the tables have been turned. Their parents have already built solid plans for their future and caused them to be on a different path.
8. Extra Challenge
As stated, their parents send them off in different schools when kindergarten arrives. Their parents must not be aware of how close their kids are. Nonetheless, they have planned out what’s going to happen on their respective kids, given how young their kids are. Of course, it is not easy for Matt and Laura, but the two continued to see each other from time to time. The year 2000 came, which means that Matt and Laura entered a new chapter of their lives. Elementary came, and the test of their friendship became tougher.
9. How About Their Distance?
During their elementary school, several years later, Laura and Matt lost touch with each other. Their preschool days that they were playing hide and seek, play dates, and field trips became memories. The two were going through the motions of growing up. So they did not have much time to ponder with the changes. For the next seven years, the only way for the two adorable sweethearts to keep in touch with each other is through their parent’s annual Christmas Cards.
The yearly photo of Laura and Matt somehow tracks their development, but as for their friendship, it is not that important to maintain it. However, Matt Grodsky and Laura Scheel did not erase one another or totally forgot about each other. Their past has become memories, but they did not think about it as much compared before. Not until the following years later.
10. Completely Forgotten?
Matt and Laura made their way through elementary school, and the annual Christmas card started to matter much less. The two are getting less excited to see the picture of each other that is being attached on the Christmas card, as the year unfolded. The two live to the phrase out of sight, out of mind. It is given for Matt and Laura to think less about their friendship as the years go by. However, the circumstances were about to change, and neither of them foreseen it.
11. Freshman Year
Just as time goes by, they are both done with elementary, and they are entering their freshman year in high school. Day by day, their preschool memories are lodged far behind their minds, as they both started to make new memories individually. Again, Matt and Laura were enrolled in different schools. Their lives went on to their regular routine not until one day, in the fall of their freshman year, destiny intervened again. Laura was looking through her friend’s phone and could not believe what she saw.
On one fine day, Laura is hanging out with her friend and scrolling through her friend’s phone. It seems that love found its way back to their lives. Laura saw the name of Matt Grodsky in her friend’s contact list. She then asked how her friend knew Matt. it turned out that her friend attended the same middle school with Matt. Laura then told her friend about their story starting from their preschool romance. Laura however decided to not put much through it. Yet, her friend thought otherwise. Clearly, love will find its way through the lives of Matt and Laura.
13. First Attempt Of Cupid
When the friend of Laura heard about the cute relationship between Matt and Laura, she knew that she had to do something to win each other back. She told Laura that she wanted to set her up with Matt once again. At first, Laura was hesitant. She told the press in an interview that “I was a freshman in high school HAHAHyokso I was like, ‘I don’t think so!'” Even though Laura has hesitations with her friend’s idea, she went on to give Matt, Laura’s number for the two to reconnect. Laura was very nervous about the set up for many years have already passed. As for Matt, many were not prepared for his reaction.
14. Revival Of The Lost Love
As follows, Laura received a text message from Matt about his plans for them to meet up. They both agreed to the plan and decided to meet up at the movie theater. Clearly, the two have rekindled their past. As a matter of fact, Matt also shared in an interview that their chemistry can still be felt. It was then again, love at first sight. The two hit it off right away. Both of their attractions were strong and instant. Just two weeks after they have seen each other again, Laura and Matt are officially dating.
Of course, the challenge still remains. The two were still in different schools, but it did not stop them from dating. They have been attending each other’s school dances. But this does not mean that they don’t have hurdles to overcome ahead of them.
15. Just Like The Old Times
Almost every weekend, Laura and Matt went on dates during their high school chapter in life. Just like their past, the two are once again inseparable. Fast forward, it was time for college and it will be once again a challenge for the couple. Laura said in an interview that “Right after we graduated from high school, we were pretty hesitant. We were like, ‘Do we stay together? Do we try to make it work.'”
Again, the time has come for Laura and Matt to rethink their relationship once again. This time, the couple were enrolled in different states. Thus, the challenge is twice as much compared before.
16. This Time Distance Made Their Hearts Grow Fonder
Matt moves more than 1,600 miles away to Chicago, as he is enrolled at Columbia College. Meanwhile, Laura attended Northern Arizona University. It is undoubtedly not easy for the two to be separated once again, but it seems that they already knew what to do. They don’t want to repeat their loss of each other during their high school years and preschool.
They have decided to figure out their schedules and see one another as often as they could. Also, they took advantage of FaceTime and other social media platforms to stay in touch with one another. It goes to show that nothing could keep the two apart and this time even distance. However, nobody expected what Matt was about to do next.
17. Meant For Each Other
Day by day, Matt and Laura became more flexible about seeing each other during their first year of college. During that time, the longest time that they do not see each other is 20 weeks. But the two were able to stand high given the test of time and distance. They were also able to manage their time together and enjoy their college experience. After all, it is quite clear for the two of them that they are, in fact, soulmates. However, as months go by, it seems that the distance is starting to get to Matt. He did not want to wait and see what time had in store for their relationship.
18. Matt Could Not Wait Any Longer
As previously mentioned, Matt and Laura are being challenged by time and distance. But in their first year in college, the time went by so quickly. Thus, Matt decided that he needed to do something that he should have done a long time ago. It is something that could somehow change the course of both of their lives.
Fast forward, their senior year is fast approaching. On the other hand, Matt was not going to let anything stand in his way much longer. He wanted to again express his love for Laura, and he holds the most surprising idea. What he did not know, his plan would land into headlines.
19. Celebrating Their Completion of Junior Year
As a celebration of their completion of junior year in college, Matt wanted to give Laura a surprise. It is his sweet and romantic gesture for their celebration. Then a plan of a celebratory picnic came into Matt’s mind. He shared in an interview that “I convinced Laura that we were going to a picnic at the preschool. We had just finished up our junior year of college, so I framed it as a nice relaxing date.” But, Laura never had a clue what was about to happen.
20. Where It All Started
Laura was not aware that the picnic would be at their preschool playground. Matt was taking her there as he believed that it would be a symbolic place for them. As we all know, their unique love story and a beautiful relationship started right there. On their way to the preschool, Laura noticed that Matt is very anxious and uneasy.
Laura knew that Matt had prepared something special for her, but what puzzled her is why it is so nerve-racking for him. Thus, Laura is not aware of all the details. What Matt is planning had caused everyone in tears.
21. A Leap Of Love
Laura was in complete shock when they arrived at the surprise destination. She really thought that it was just a simple picnic bit until Matt got down on one knee and asked Laura to marry him. Of course, Laura answered with the three-letter word YES! She is overwhelmed with what’s happening and shared, “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, is this happening?’ I saw the ring, and it was like, ‘This is gorgeous. I’m so happy about it.’ I had no idea.” Matt then explained why he wanted to marry Laura, and she loved it. Laura wanted to know how Matt managed to plan every detail of the proposal without her suspecting it.
22. Matt’s Plan
On May 23, 2015, the proposal happened. Matt purchased the engagement ring after he got the blessing of Laura’s dad two months prior to the engagement. He then stationed his brother at the preschool before they arrived to make sure that he was able to capture the sweet moment. The main reason why he is being anxious on the way there is that Matt keeps on checking if the ring is still in his pocket. What made it more memorable is that the picnic basket that Matt used is the same basket that his father used when his dad proposed to his mom. Matt filled the basket with wedding dress magazines, sparkling cider, and of course, snacks. However, the surprise did not end there.
23. Owning Up His Words
Matt made sure not to waste time in expressing his love for Laura. He decided to stay true with his preschool pledge. Matt admitted that “I proposed to her at the place it all began … our preschool classroom. When you like someone, you just kind of stand up and say it.” True to his words, Matt did it. Twenty years later, Matt did it! But the next part of their relationship enabled them to hit the headlines.
24. Seal The Deal
The then cute and adorable preschool sweethearts, Laura Schee and Matt Grodsky, tied the knot. On December 30,206, the couple got married at the Arizona Historical Society. To again reminisce about their preschool memories, the couple chooses the song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” by Elton John to be their first dance. As indicated above, Matt would express his affection to Laura using lines from Disney.
Matt’s uncle officiated the wedding ceremony, and he described the relationship between the two. He shared that “For most kids in preschool, it’s about finding your snacks and your sleeping mats, but for them, it was about finding their soulmates.” Getting married does not mean that their love story ends there. There are still inspiring stories that they were about to share.
25. A Touching Moment
For common reasons, the wedding is extraordinary for Matt and Laura. For them, however, it is more of celebrating their day with their loved ones and remember the genuine love story that they have shared. The now husband and wife happily shared that their favorite part of the wedding was their dance, and everyone who is part of their lives is there to celebrate with them. They added that “We tore it up on the dance floor and it was great being surrounded by everyone who played a part in bringing us together,”
As expected, after the wedding, the couple went on for their honeymoon. The newlyweds went to Maui. Laura, on the other hand, wanted to share with everyone their amazing love story. She has an idea but did not know the surprise that was waiting for her.
26. A Meaningful Request
Shortly after Laura officially became Grodsky, she wants the whole world to know how beautiful their love story is. Matt then posted their heartwarming story, starting from being a preschool sweetheart on Instagram, titled “The Way We Met.” He revealed in the post where they both started, their challenges up until they have exchanged vows 20 years later. Matt mentioned that “I was enamored with Laura as a child, and I still am to this day.” However, both of them did not expect anything after they shared their story. What they did not know is up to where their story led.
27. Surprising Response
The social media post that the couple shared had accumulated thousands and thousands of likes and comments. The response of people had Matt and Laura in awe. Both of them did not expect that the public would love their story so much. As for them, what they shared is their genuine story from where it all started and how it happened. At first, they received 30,000 likes and around 816 comments. But it gained a much wider response as the post reached different media outlets.
According to an interview, Matt stated that “To us, it seems normal because we lived it, and others think it’s an amazing story that you take for granted sometimes.” He added that with their experience in long-distance relationships, they quickly learned that the other person means so much to you and the value of their time. Now that their story had gone viral, even the big names in Hollywood have an astonishing offer to them.
28. Shoot To Fame
After a few months, the post went inactive. Thus, the couple renovated their new home and moved on with their lives as a married couple. Not until one day, Laura received a message from her Instagram account. It revealed that their story had reached 392,000 followers.
As follows, their story reached famous actor-rapper Tyrese Gibson, and he reached out to Laura and Matt. Gibson admitted that he, too, is a sucker for true love. He then offered the couple for a three-day trip to Miami. Of course, the couple went for the opportunity. They then thank Gibson for his treat. But it is not only Gibson who noticed their extraordinary love story.
29. They Have Touched Lives
The story of Matt and Laura has reached people across the globe. Matt shared that what happened to their post is totally insane. He added that “I ’m eating a sandwich at work getting messages saying, ‘Hey, you’re in India!’ or ‘Hey, you’re in Paris!” Laura also shared that it is quite funny when she scrolled on Instagram and suddenly sees her face, that their preschool photos are everywhere.
Now that the couple went viral, they took the opportunity to share their favorite things with each other. Matt said that he loves the infectious smile of Laura and her kind nature. As for Laura, she mentioned that she loves Matt’s drive, and, of course, a sense of humor. Given that they have settled with each other, the question is, where are they now?
30. The Future Of Mr. and Mrs. Grodsky
The life of Matt Grodsky and Laura Scheel has been great after they got married. Matt works in a digital marketing agency as an account executive, and he is also a screenwriter. As for Laura, she works for a non-profit organization in aiding foster families in need. The couple also loves to exercise and cook together. They have with them Kirby, who is their precious pooch. The couple also shared that they would love to have kids at some point, but for now, they are raising Kirby and their new house.
The story of Matt and Laura has touched the heart of many. It clearly shows that if you are destined to each other, no time or distance can break you apart. They also revealed that patience, mutual understanding, and respecting each other’s decision plays a key role in building their relationship with one another. What they both share is truly a fairytale ending.