Why This Man Needs to Find an 'Elizabeth Gallagher'

Jordan Axani looking for someone to take place of his ex on big trip
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Why This Man Needs to Find an 'Elizabeth Gallagher'
   (Courtesy of Jordan Axani)

It's a tale straight out of a rom-com. Jordan Axani, a 28-year-old real estate manager in Toronto, booked a globe-hopping Christmas trip back in March with then-girlfriend Elizabeth Gallagher. The operative word being "then." Now they've split, and Axani still wants to go on the trip, so he's called out on Reddit for women with his ex's name and a Canadian passport to get in touch so that all those plane tickets, valued at $6,000, can be put to use, reports the Toronto Star. In his Reddit post, Axani says he's not looking for anything in return beyond the woman enjoying the trip—not "companionship, romance, drugs, a trade, or to take selfies with you in front the Christmas Market in Prague."

Elizabeth Gallagher wouldn't have to be involved with Axani's itinerary (which includes stops in Milan, Prague, Paris, Bangkok, and New Delhi) in any way beyond the flights themselves. But he does stipulate that this Elizabeth be "sane, smart, and (hopefully) interesting." His story's gone viral and he's already had a few hundred hopeful responses, including from women with similar names or a willingness to change their names. He also leaves the door open to at least some level of companionship by offering to buy "the first round of vino at JFK." "Ultimately, the ticket will literally go to waste if I can't find someone," he says in an interview with Vice. "I'd like to think this is my own way of putting some good karma out in the world." (Meanwhile, a cop who found $120,000 on her drive home from work returned the cash to its rightful owner.)

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