The Kindred Spirit Mailbox has a long history.
Over 35 years ago, Frank Nesmith and his girlfriend left behind a single mailbox for travelers to share their thoughts and intimate secrets. Now, it’s popular worldwide and has been covered by CBS News and dozens of news programs, blogs and dedicated Kindred Spirit Mailbox fan sites.
Today, it still stands (although there has been a repair or two) with notebooks constantly replenished with amazing stories of life, love, loss and triumph. After all these years, the Kindred Spirit Mailbox is letting others share their stories in amazing ways that surprise everyone who opens them. And, it’s only here on Bird Island, NC.
If you’re walking down the Sunset Beach end of Bird Island, you’ll find the mailbox about halfway through the walk on the left side. It’ll be flanked by a few dunes and you’ll probably see a handful of people hanging around the Kindred Spirit Mailbox — waiting to share their stories in here as well.
The mailbox has a long and storied history. If you want to add your own stories, check out its location on the island above and go leave your story.