When Meath native Denise O'Reilly came upon a €20 note with a seriously romantic note scribbled on it, she had no idea who the owner was.

Denise posted a photo of the sweet love note on Facebook, hoping it would lead to some answers… and maybe a happy memory or two for the guy the message was meant for. Her post got over 16,000 shares and almost 3,000 likes, and eventually word reached the right ears,

Found this is my Purse this morning!!! Ah Christy She s you!!!!! Go get ur girl!!!!! Come on people and share!!!

Posted by Denise O'Reilly on Sunday, 23 August 2015

But in reality, the story's ending is not quite as happy as we'd hoped. 

Irish musician Christy Leech got in touch with the Anton Savage Show on Today FM to explain the backstory to the €20 note, which was meant for him but sadly never made it into his hands.

Here's what he had to say:

"Megan was the name I used to call my ex girlfriend. We went out for a year and a half. The name arose from when I misheard her name and thought she was Megan for our first week of dating. Then it stuck.

I'm a musician and while we were going out, I wrote her a song called 'It’s always been you.'

We broke up, she met someone new. After I saw the 20euro note on a FB post, I called her. She told me she had written it on a note she used to pay into one of my gigs about 6 months ago. I didn't know she was there. She told me she thought I'd get the cash directly but I obviously didn't. She took it that I didn't want to talk.

 So, now we're in touch again but the situation is quite different."

This sounds like a real life version of Noah and Allie in The Notebook… we seriously hope these two give things another go!