He said: “When I found myself here, locked in, I thought this was the end.
“But that’s not how destiny works, is it? This is just the beginning…because this is where I had to be – exactly where I had to be to meet you.”
Joe then peered through a crack in the fence to gaze lovingly at his new neighbour who was jotting away while reading.
He added: “There you were, with your books and your sunshine. So close but worlds away. I will figure out a way, a way to get to you. See you soon…neighbour.”