The ad was written by sweet-sounding South Australian man, Ray Johnstone, who has put himself out there to let the internet know he’s seeking a fishing mate.
“I’m a widowed pensioner who is looking for a fishing mate,” he wrote. “My previous fishing mate is now deceased. I am a land based fisherman. I have all the gear for all types of fish that is required for land based fishing.”
This is the most touching and honest ad for a very honest and innocent activity and it just melts the heart of the internet.
Johnstone’s ad goes on to explain that he’s looking for a new friend “in a similar position to myself” and is willing to share all the costs for petrol and bait.
Update: Ray has found a fishing partner, according to 9 News. He told the TV channel his new friend was “reasonably local,” adding “Gumtree called me and told me the ad went viral.” It sure did. #IllFishWithRay