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Lonely Widower Posts Ad For A New Fishing Buddy On Classified Site

The older you get the more you're forced to deal with loss- the loss of physical and mental prowess, loss of friends and loved ones, and the loss of interest in activities we once enjoyed.

But getting back to doing those things you used to enjoy can help you recover from a loss, and it might help you make new friends too.

Ray Johnstone of Lewiston South, Australia, used to be an avid fisherman, and after his wife and his best friend passed away the 75-year-old decided to hit the internet in search of a new fishing mate.

He posted his fishing friend request on Facebook first but got no responses, so he decided to post a request on the classified ad site Gumtree, with his friendship marked as "free":

Much to Ray's surprise his Gumtree ad went viral and hooked him a real life fishing mate from Brisbane, 22-year-old Mati Batsinilas, who treated Ray to an all expenses paid fishing trip off the Queensland coast.

-Via Good Housekeeping  and ABC

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