A buddy of mine at work was going home to Vietnam to see family and jokingly I told him he should take a picture over and give it to a niece. He said sure thing in an absolute serious manner and I brought him a picture. He showed it to one niece and she didn't like then he left it with Tram and she basicly said I looked like a "prick" but she'd think about emailing me. Couple weeks after he returned I got a random Email from Tram and started chatting back and forth. Emails lead to IMs, IMs lead to voice/video chat, which lead to phone calls and letters. About 6 months later I was in Vietnam getting engaged :).