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Long lost pen pals reunited after 70 years

Two transatlantic pen pals have been reunited after a wait of over 70 years.

In 1957, 11-year-old Jim Johnston from Belfast responded to an advert in a kids’s journal about pen pals.

He was quickly put in contact with an American boy who was the same age – Fred Heard from Klamath Falls, Oregon.

The two corresponded for a number of months, however because it the case for a lot of pen pals, life acquired in the way in which they usually lost contact.

Seven a long time later Jim Johnston was recounting the story of his lengthy lost American pen pal to his household, who inspired him to strive get again in contact.

Video journalist: Niall McCracken

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