Man uses Twitter hashtags to find girl he met on a plane
Like the plot of a yet-to-be-made modern romantic comedy, this man found love with the help of a Twitter campaign.
Irishman Jamie Kelly, 24,(above) met Canadian Katie Moreau, 27, (below) on a two-and-half hour flight from Barcelona to Dublin.
The pair hit it off almost instantly and didn't stop talking.
But as fate would have it, they got separated at customs.
“I originally looked for her Facebook and couldn't find her. And I went to the airline and they couldn't do anything for me. So then I went on the [Ray] D’Arcy show today and they couldn't find her,” said Jamie.
Most people would have given up, or at the very least, written a Craigslist post under the "Missed Connections" section.
Thinking that he might have just lost a potential love, he went all out and spared no effort.
After trying unsuccessfully to look for her on national radio in Ireland, he asked his friends to launch a Twitter campaign with the hashtags #findingkatie and #loveatfirstflight.
Miraculously, Katie's sister, who is back home in Nova Scotia, got wind of this, and contacted his friend.
They immediately tried to contact Katie, who finally logged on to see her sister's desperate Facebook messages.
She said: "I find it very humourous because all my friends back home are losing their heads over it."
Katie added that she too had tried to look for "the handsome Irishman" at the airport but gave up a while after because she didn't want to seem too desperate.
The pair have since gotten in touch online and will be meeting soon.
Who do you think should play the romantic pair in the Hollywood movie?
I say Zac Efron and Zoe Kazan.
Sources: Time, CBC