This image of a runner kissing an onlooker at the Boston Marathon went viral when the woman's daughter tried to find their mystery man. They got an answer, but it was from the man's wife.
Barbara Tatge locked lips with the man in Wellesley, where it's become tradition for supporters to give kisses to runners. When the man's wife heard about the quest to find her husband she reached out. Perhaps you'd think this would create an awkward situation, but the two women had a nice back-and-forth about it, according to the Associated Press.
"When this story aired on the news we were pretty surprised," the mystery man's wife wrote in a portion of the letter quoted by The Townsman. "For me, I'm not mad. Believe me, our friends have gotten a lot of mileage out of this story and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching them give my husband grief!"
The wife continued: "While this may not be the ending that you had hoped for, that spontaneous, silly moment in Wellesley captured the fun, energy and spirit of the Boston Marathon. I greatly admire your spunk and courage and wish you many happy races in the future. Congratulations on your Boston finish!"
Tatge may not have found the man of her dreams, but it created an unforgettable moment.
"The letter was so kind and good-hearted," she said. "She's a great sport, and he's fortunate to be married to someone like her."
She jokingly vowed to only kiss single men if she returns to the Boston Marathon.