For nearly three decades, Ginny Schrappen exchanged letters with a man imprisoned for a murder which he always said he didn't commit and whom she believed. Her faith in Lamar Johnson was rewarded when a judge in Missouri, US, overturned his conviction earlier this year after evidence surfaced that the killer was in fact someone else – and now the pen pals have met for the first time. "Especially when somebody is innocent, you want someone to believe in you. Because when you have people who believe in you and they won't give up on you, then it makes it harder for you to give up on yourself," said Johnson. When Johnson arrived at Schrappen's house to see her for the first time since his release, the 80-year-old gave him a hug, a kiss on the cheek, a tour of her place, a box of his favorite cereal, and one final letter.

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