CAMPBELL: A Chance Meeting
Not long after arriving in America in 1999, Geoff
Campbell was sitting at a Midtown bar one night. A woman
started making fun of his British accent, but instead of
taking offense, he simply laughed along with her.
Afterward, they e-mailed back and forth, and he asked her
on a date.
"It was one of those crazy nights," recalls Caroline
Burbank about that date. "You have so much to talk about
that you lose track of time." Mr. Campbell, 31, later
proposed to Ms. Burbank and took her to visit his family
in North Hampton, England. They had just returned from a
trip there in August. Mr. Campbell, who worked for
Reuters Consulting Group, "was just a gentle, kind soul,"
said Ms. Burbank, who shared an apartment with him and
two cats in Chelsea. "If someone new came to the office,
he was always the one to invite them out for a