Imagine what it would be like to lose something so precious and then somehow find it again five years later. Peter Bilello lost a dollar bill five years ago that was so special to him in so many ways.
Peter Biello met his future wife Grace while he was in Italy visiting his mother in the early 1960s.
A mere 40 days after they met, Grace and Peter were married, and remained happily married until Grace lost her battle with cancer years later.
Not long after they were married they made the trek out to Connecticut where they raised a family and had two beautiful children together.
In 2001, Grace was diagnosed with breast cancer and forced to go through chemo and radiation.
“Me and my wife were together all the time,” he said, as reported by ABC News. “She goes to chemo, I sit down next to her. And coming home, she lay down on the couch, she’s very sick after the chemo and [I] do all the work in the house.”
He went on to say, according to ABC News, “I was very supportive of my wife, that’s why she lasted 13 years.”
While Grace was still fighting cancer, Peter came up with an idea. His brilliant plan was to have her sign a dollar bill “Grace B” and him sign another dollar bill “Peter B” and he would keep them in his wallet forever.
A year after signing the dollar bills Peter went grocery shopping and accidentally spent both the dollar bills. He came back and told his wife, “Grace, I made a big mistake today. … I’m never going to see those dollars again.”
Nearly four years after he lost the bill, the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Five months later Grace passed away.
Almost a year after her death, Peter went to Subway with his granddaughter. His granddaughter was handing him back his change when he saw it. it was the dollar bill with the signature “Grace B”.
Him and his granddaughter started crying and immediately went to the cemetery to show ‘Nonna’.
“It happened to be the right time and right place,” he told ABC News. “Nothing like this could happen. It’s got to be a miracle.”
Peter still doesn’t know the whereabouts of his signed dollar bill, but he isn’t too concerned. As far as his wife’s dollar bill?
“Nobody’s gonna get that dollar anymore,” Peter said. “No way”
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