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6 Real Life Stories That Could Become Hollywood Movies


Sometimes real life can produce stories that are hard to believe in, like an actress who fell in love with a homeless alcoholic and they’re happily married now, or an American woman who adopted a handicapped girl who eventually became a famous athlete. All these stories could be great for a movie screen. Just read them and see for yourself.

Bright Side put together the most captivating real life stories that will give you goosebumps.

A Swedish actress and journalist fell in love with a homeless alcoholic and they’ve been happily married for 10 years so far.

Emmy Abrahamson from Sweden met a man in Amsterdam in 2006. She immediately understood that he was homeless because his hair and clothes were dirty, but she was struck by his “beautiful brown eyes.” The man’s name was Vic Kocula. They talked and Emmy agreed to meet him again. The couple says that they immediately felt there was chemistry between them.

Later, Emmy returned to Vienna where she used to live at that time. She never thought she’d see Vic again. But after 3 weeks, he called. 10 years have passed since then, they’ve gotten married and raised twins. The ex-homeless man quit drinking and became a mechanical engineer while Emmy wrote a book about their love which became a bestseller.

An old lady from the Spanish town Borja ruined a fresco of Jesus Christ, and the town became rich thanks to tourists coming to see it.

In 2012, elderly lady Cecilia Giménez restored a fresco of Jesus Christ called “Ecce Homo” — painted in 1930 by Elías García Martínez — making the face of Jesus wholly unrecognizable. Her work became a global laughingstock but despite the efforts of professional art restorers the painting has since been found impossible to restore from its current state.

But Cecilia’s work attracted a lot of attention and tourists to the Spanish town where this fresco can be found. They are even willing to pay to see the new “Ecce Homo” and they stand in line to scoop up the souvenirs with the altered face of Jesus on them. Part of this money goes to support the local retirement home and Cecilia herself who has to take care of her ill son who has cerebral palsy. The entire town with a population of 5000 also lives on the earnings from tourists who want to take a photo of the painting and its “restorer.”

2 girls went on a short yacht trip but ended up having to drift in the ocean for 5 months before being rescued.

2 American women, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava decided to take a sailing trip from Hawaii to Tahiti. They took their 2 dogs and set sail from Honolulu planning to be at their destination in 18 days.

They had an engine casualty during bad weather but continued on, believing they could make it to land by sail. They also began to issue daily distress calls but they were not close enough to other vessels or shore stations for them to be received. They even had an incident where the yacht was attacked by sharks. Tasha and Jennifer spent the entire 5 months in the open ocean eating rice and oatmeal and using water purifiers for fresh water. They were eventually found by Taiwanese fishermen 550 miles from the Japanese coast and rescued by the U.S. Navy. By that time the girls had almost finished their supplies and had lost all hope that they would survive.

An American woman adopted a handicapped girl who became a famous athlete.

Oksana’s real parents abandoned her at a Ukrainian orphanage right after she was born. They didn’t want to have a daughter with different leg lengths, webbed fingers with no thumbs, and 6 toes on each foot. The girl was beaten in the orphanage and she often didn’t have food to eat. Oksana was adopted by Gay Masters, a speech and language pathologist at the University of Louisville. Gay saw the photo of little Oksana and couldn’t get her out of her mind. She spent 2 years trying to adopt Oksana.

In the USA, both of Oksana’s legs were amputated. Her mother pushed her to try sports, including a rowing group for children with disabilities. Oksana became so good at it that she won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Then she tried herself in winter sports and became a cross-country skier winning the silver and bronze medals in Sochi in 2014. Oksana is also a cyclist. She’s dating a man from the Paralympic National Team and has her own Instagram account where she inspires people who’ve lost limbs to live a full and happy life.

A woman left her husband and their 3 children to live in the jungle.

In the 1970s, Kenneth Good, an anthropologist, studied the Yanomami tribe which lived in southern Venezuela. He learned their language and then married a tribe girl named Yarima who eventually moved to the USA with him. The couple had 3 children. But Yarima felt lonely in New York and when their eldest son David was only 5 years old she decided to return to the Amazon rainforest.

David couldn’t understand why their mother had left them and he grew up with harsh feelings about her. Then he read his father’s memoirs about the Yanomami tribe and Yarima and realized that he wanted to meet his mother. After 3 days on the Orinoco River, he eventually reached the village where his mother’s tribe lived. It was the first time he saw his mother after 20 years of living apart. The meeting was really touching, both the mother and the son cried. Currently David studies the culture of the tribe and is proud that he is half Yanomami.

A man and a flock of seagulls ruined a hotel room. The hotel management granted them a pardon but only after 17 years.

In 2001, Nick Burchill from Canada was on a business trip and stayed in the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria. This town is famous for its “Brother’s Pepperoni” and Nick’s Navy buddies asked him to bring some for them. Nick had a suitcase completely filled with pepperoni for his friends and he needed to keep it cool. Unfortunately, the hotel room didn’t have a fridge so he put it on the window sill near an open window and left to go for a walk.

5 hours later, when he returned to his room, he discovered a flock of seagulls inside eating his pepperoni. It did nasty things to a seagull’s digestive system. As you would expect, the room was covered in seagull feces. When the seagulls saw Nick they immediately started flying around and crashing into things as they desperately tried to leave the room through the small opening by which they had entered. Eventually all seagulls left except for one, so Nick had to throw his shoe at it try to get it out of the room. At this point Nick was supposed to be at a very important business dinner and he had to retrieve his lost shoe from the street, but it was wet. He decided to dry it with a hairdryer but it fell in a sink full of water which killed the power in the hotel. His room was also completely destroyed. After that, Nick was banned from the hotel forever.

17 years later, Nick wrote a letter to the hotel management asking for a pardon. In this letter, he described the events and the management granted him a pardon and allowed him to come there again.

Which story did you like the most? Tell us your interesting real life stories in the comments below, and maybe we’ll use them in our future articles.

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