Vow Fulfilled in a Very Strange Way
Mandelbaum tells of a young Jewish couple who announced to their families they were engaged. When the fathers of the two met for the first time, they fell into each other’s arms and cried. They had been best friends as boys, but were separated during the Holocaust.
After the initial shock, wrote Mandelbaum, “One looked at the other and said with a crooked smile: ‘Do you remember the fanciful pact we once made, as we dreamed about the future?'”
The other replied that he did remember, and turned to explain to the young couple: “This is indeed curious, but I promise it is true. When we were yeshiva bochurim (boys) together, we promised we would forever be friends. And to solidify our friendship, we pledged that when we would marry and have children, we would betroth them to one another. It seems that even though we forgot this pledge, God did not. Against all odds, you met each other and fell in love—and reunited two best friends who never knew they had both survived the flames of the Shoah [Holocaust].”https://www.theepochtimes.com/astounding-coincidences-that-saved-lives-during-the-holocaust-fate_1402290.html