Woman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears from his wife

BOSTON (AP) – A Tennessee woman searching for the handsome stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon says she finally heard back – from the mystery man’s wife.

Barbara Tatge (TAY’-jee) says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man and take a photo of it as she ran her first Boston Marathon on April 20. Then her daughter took to social media to try to find the man.

Tatge says The Wellesley Townsman, a Boston-area news outlet, shared a letter addressed to her Sunday. The unidentified man’s wife said the attention was fun, but the couple wanted to remain anonymous.

Tatge says she thanked the wife for her graciousness and good humor. She also apologized for any embarrassment the campaign may have caused.