Wednesday 23 August 2017

'Girl on tram' love letter gets mixed reaction

The young Spaniard posted fliers on lampposts hoping to make contact. Stock Image: PA
The young Spaniard posted fliers on lampposts hoping to make contact. Stock Image: PA
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A young Spaniard who was smitten with a woman he saw on a tram posted fliers on lampposts hoping to make contact. Someone claiming to be the woman responded by pleading with him to leave her alone.

Spanish newspaper 'El Pais' and other media reported yesterday how Sergio Moreno had posted a letter titled 'The Girl on the Tram' in the city of Murcia, describing the date and time of seeing her, how she was dressed and how he wanted to cheer her up.

The story went viral when pictures started appearing of a supposed response from the woman, accusing Mr Moreno of harassment and saying "if you want to make me happy, stop looking for me". But 'El Espanol' newspaper cited a woman who said she wasn't on the tram but had written the response because she and her friends saw Mr Moreno's letter not as one of romance but one that instilled fear.

Mr Moreno said he had received about 300 calls, some encouraging him, others insulting him and threatening him.

He said if the woman didn't respond by Tuesday he would throw away his phone.

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