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Widower accidentally spends dollar bill signed by wife, gets it back in change
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If you love something enough and let it go, it may just find its way back to you. Thats a lesson a Connecticut man learned, when he miraculously recovered a dollar bill his late wife had signed years before. - photo by Jessica Ivins
HARTFORD, Connecticut If you love something enough and let it go, it may just find its way back to you.

Thats a lesson a Connecticut man learned, when he miraculously recovered a dollar bill his late wife had signed years before.

Peter and Grace Bilello were married for 50 years before she lost her battle with breast cancer last November, WTNH News reports. They met years ago in his home of Sicily, when his mother introduced her unmarried son to the pretty girl down the street.

It was love at first sight.

She had to like me to get married in 40 days, the 86-year-old widower told WTNH.

The couples love story brought them to Connecticut, where they had two children and, eventually, four grandchildren. About seven years ago, the devoted couple each took a dollar bill and signed their names Grace on one and Peter on the other as a sign of their everlasting love for one another.

I said, this dollar is going to be in my wallet forever, Peter Bilello said.

Forever didnt last as long as Bilello hoped two years after signing the two bills, he accidentally spent them. When his wife died, his heartbreak over the loss of the mementos intensified.

I feel so mad, he said. I feel sorry. I said, were never going to see those two dollars back again.

So imagine Bilellos surprise when, seven months after his beloved wifes death, he took his granddaughter to a local Subway, glanced at the change handed back to him by the cashier and saw his beloved Graces name staring back up at him from one of the dollar bills.

I never thought I was going to get that dollar back again. Never, he said. The first thing I said, Grace, she did this to make me happy and her to be happy too.

Bilello says he believes in miracles and knows the return of his wifes bill was nothing short of that.

Its a miracle to get it back after five years, he told Australias 9 News. Who knows how many million people got that dollar in their hands.

Bilello said hes holding out hope that with a little help from Grace, the dollar with his signature will make its way back to him as well.