We were recently approached by Turkish Airlines that would like to feature the real life meeting of penpals. If you have made online friends through Penpal-Gate and would like to have the opportunity to finally meet them in real life, let me know and we'll try to make it happen.
Here is the message:
To celebrate Friendship Day, Turkish Airlines wants to reunite two pen pals
They are looking for a touching story of two pen pals that have been writing to each other over the years and have either never met or have not seen each other for a few years. The airline will fly the pair to Istanbul to reunite them and film the reunion for a short video (around 1 minute) to be published on its social media channels. Flights and accommodation will be covered and a passport is needed for travel. The participants should be living in two different countries, be available for two days filming before mid-July and happy to be featured on the social media channels (YouTube and Instagram).
If you are interested, send a brief summary of story (how and when you started, if you have met since, if you are still in touch) and where you now live and they will contact you if they think you might be suitable.
Feel free to PM me your story, preferably by Thursday 27 June. 🙂
Edit: added information