Brit backpacker entices 'hot man on the beach' with a viral love letter… and he wasn't scared. He's a keeper
With the advent of Tinder you’d be forgiven for assuming that the romantic age of old-fashioned written love letters was over… but you’d be SO wrong.
Imagine our delight in the office when we came across the glorious tale of a Brit backpacker in New Zealand whose beach love letter went viral and bagged the fearless Scottish lady her man.
Let us set the scene: Scottish backpacker and artist Sarah Milne spotted a rare sighting on a beach in Picton, New Zealand… a gorgeous man. While most of us would probably text the spotting to our best friend, go for a swim, then follow it up with zero action, Milne had other ideas and now she’s officially our hero.
She decided to hand-write a letter and leave it on the beach in the hope that destiny might strike. And you know what? It did.
The note asked said mystery man to meet her at the same location the next day. Take it away, Sarah:
I was sitting on the grass on Friday watching the sea… you were playing with your dog. You ran past me and smiled. Would you like to go for a drink/coffee/walk??? I’m in Wellington just now, my ferry arrives back in Picton on Tuesday 3rd. I’m in town for 1 night only… But let’s see how things go… On the off-chance you are single, remember who I am and would like to meet for a drink/coffee/walk. I’ll be sitting on the grass, watching the sea from 1-1.30pm onwards on Tuesday… Maybe you’ll run past again?!?
Silence your cynicism, the locals loved it, the letter soon became a social media viral hit and, low and behold, at the precise hour of 2PM the following day THE GORGEOUS MAN APPEARED.
Giving eternal hope to women worldwide the gorgeous man – aka William Scott Chalmers – even rocked up with a bottle of champagne.
Is he for real? Is true romance back for good? Did the first date even go well? Answers on a postcard… stamped from New Zealand.*
*No, Seriously, we really need to know.