Woman invites stranger with same name as her ex on dream holiday to Ireland
Published 19/03/2016 | 15:18
An American woman is currently touring Ireland with a stranger who has the same name as her ex-boyfriend after inviting him on holiday following the couple's break up.
Laura Hall had booked a trip to Northern Ireland for her ex-boyfriend, who was an avid Game of Thrones fan, but the pair split up before their dream holiday.
The Texan was keen not to let the ticket go to waste and decided to invite a stranger with the same name as her old partner to accompany her on holiday.
“We bought the tickets and had only been dating for two months, but of course we broke up two months later because I get bored easily,” Laura said speaking to The Irish Daily Mirror.
“Anyway, I was left with this extra ticket which is non-refundable and also non-transferable.
“I decided I wasn’t going to let it go to waste. So I went on Facebook and searched for my ex-boyfriend’s name, Nathan Bayless. I found six living in America and one living in Austin.
“So I sent him a message saying ‘Hey I’ve got this extra ticket, your name is Nathan Bayless, I broke up with my Nathan Bayless, do you want to come to Ireland?’”
Although Nathan responded with trepidation, he eventually decided to take a chance and is currently travelling around Ireland with Laura and her new boyfriend Taylor.
“When she asked me I was like ‘Yes absolutely, can we chat about this for a second?’ So here we are,” he said.