Life can be incredibly difficult when you lose a spouse. But if you lose a close friend on top of that, you end up incredibly isolated and lonely.
A South Australian widower named Ray Johnstone knows this all too well. After a good friend passed away, he posted an ad on a UK classifieds site asking for someone to go fishing with.
“It gets a bit lonely just sitting around watching the TV a lot of the time,” he told a local news channel.
In the ad, he offered to split all costs, and even listed his condition on the site as “used.”
Since the ad went live, it’s been viewed over 45,000 times—and strangers have been responding in droves, with calls coming in all across Australia.
Thankfully, Ray found his fishing partner closer to home, and they’re both enjoying each other’s company.
Watch the full story in the video below!
“I’m amazed, I'm amazed, this is something I never expected.”
A lonely Lewiston grandfather has broken hearts across the country after posting an online advertisement for a fishing mate.
Widow Ray Johnstone's plea has been viewed more than 50,000 times – and he's now reeling in the offers.
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Posted by 7 News Adelaide on Sunday, 29 January 2017