The little girl who lived next door to him was also named Laura Buxton. He gave the balloon to South England Laura and she decided to contact the other Laura Buxton in North England.
North England Laura and South England Laura talked on the phone and to their surprise they not only had the same name, but they were also 10-years-old.
The day they decided to meet the coincidences got even stranger. They both were wearing the same clothes: a pink jacket and blue jeans.
They both were skinny and tall. They both had brown hair in pigtails.
They both had 3-year-old Labradors, rabbits and guinea pigs.
North England Laura brought her guinea pig with her on the day they met and they looked exactly the same. Both guinea pigs were grey with orange spots on their butts.
North England Laura and South England Laura are now 18 and have become good friends.
They both think that it wasn’t random chance or luck that brought them together, but fate.
Tsutomu Yamaguchi was born long before the two Lauras, but he also felt that fate had guided his life. Yamaguchi worked for a company called ‘Mitsubishi’ in Nagasaki, Japan during World War II. In May of 1945 he went to Hiroshima on a 3-month business.
Yamaguchi finished his business on August 5th. He was getting ready to leave Hiroshima early the next morning.