Jerilynn Robinson feared the worst when she initially saw a note left on her car.
However, upon closer inspection, she realized it was actually a note thanking her husband Tom for his service in the armed forces.
Georgia teenager James Dorris, 13, had seen the veteran license plate on Robinson's car and decided to leave a note, WSB-TV reported.
"I was surprised," Tom told WFLA-TV. "This is one of the very first notes I've ever gotten left on my vehicle, just thanking me for being a veteran, or for serving. And that did it. It brought joy to me."
The note was posted to Facebook by Jerilynn.
"Thank you for serving," it said. "I appreciate your sacrifices."
This week the 13-year-old and veteran united, giving James a chance to say thank you in person, WFLA reported.
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