Imagine coming home one day from work and finding a letter waiting in your mailbox from your favorite international singer.
That's exactly what happened last week to Nir Berger and Itai Or, a couple from Tel Aviv, who were surprised to find a special envelope sent from Los Angeles, containing a thank you note from their new friend, Barbra Streisand.
Barbra Mail. 'Thanks for all your help' (Photo: Nir Berger)
It all began with Streisand's concerts
about two months ago. Berger, who worked at the time for the Promarket company which produced the Presidential Conference where Streisand performed, went for dinner with the singer's staff and family members.
During the meal, Streisand's personal manager told Berger that she had a habit of dedicating songs to her fans on stage, and asked if he would like her to dedicate a song to him and his partner.
Berger agreed immediately of course. A note written by the personal manager and handed over to the singer said, "We're together because of you. 'Guilty' came out before we were even born, but we love it! Can you please sing it?"
"We felt very connected to what they wrote to her on our behalf," Berger told Ynet. "Although it's not completely true, the song actually came out after I was born. But there's a different story related to Barbra and how we met each other," he laughed, choosing not to elaborate.
And so during the concert at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium, the singer did not disappoint them and dedicated the song, which she had originally performed with Barry Gibb, to the loving couple.
Now it seems Streisand is interested in keeping in touch with the Israeli couple, at least judging by the letter that arrived at their home two months after the concert.
Streisand and Barry Gibb sing 'Guilty'
The envelope, sent from Streisand's office on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, contained the original note from Israel which was handed over to the singer, as well as a picture of her with an inscription in her own handwriting.
"To Nir Berger and Itai Or," she wrote. "Thank you for all your help, Barbra Streisand."
The letter arrived without any notice. "We were shocked," says Berger. "We didn't understand what it was and why we were receiving mail from overseas."
So will you write her back?
"I don't think so, but maybe we'll visit her in her home in Malibu."