You Can Fall in Love on Public Transit, and This Swoon-Worthy Real Life Rom Com Twitter Thread Proves It | 22 Words

Public transportation often brings out the worst in people. Trains and buses are hot, crowded, smelly, and the few times you actually snag a seat, you're mostly just trying to figure out if the wet spot you're sitting on is water, urine ... or worse.

But recently, a Twitter user documented an unfolding story in real-time that's straight out of a rom-com, and it all took place on the London Tube.

On September 28, Twitter user @DebraChosen walked us through a modern fairytale she witnessed firsthand on the London Underground.

It all started with a stranger offering another stranger a tissue for a runny nose. What happens next is seriously swoon-worthy.

We can sense some serious chemistry going on here.

What a gentleman! If only everyone were this courteous on public transportation. Sadly, it's usually not the case.

At this point, it seems like almost the whole train is eager to find out where this thing goes.

The fact that he's still standing right next to her seems to say a lot. He easily could have given up his seat and walked away, leaving it at just a polite gesture.

But nope. He stayed right there.

Considering how boring sitting on the train is usually, this must have been the highlight of the other passengers' weeks. Be honest — wouldn't you be eager to listen in on this?

And suddenly, the story takes an exciting turn!

The considerate stranger reaches into her purse for something... But what is it? Some Tic Tacs? A fresh coat of lipstick?


This girl is a PRO. Keeping the communication going? Brilliant. And we're guessing the polite gentleman was more than impressed.

It seems that he was on to her plan all along.

It also seems that perhaps he had the same plan since asking for that first tissue. She's getting his digits! This is really happening, people!

We literally can picture this scene playing out in our heads perfectly.

How do such charming people exist in real life?! Seriously, if this were a rom-com called Strangers on the Train, we'd watch.

We have to admit, we admire the woman's courage.

We'd never have the boldness to do this on public transportation, especially since we're usually glued to our phones — with headphones in — in an effort to avoid any human interaction whatsoever.

But alas, tragedy strikes! Debra's stop is coming up!

Will this get resolved? Do they end up living happily ever after?! The suspense is killing us!

This cliffhanger is more than we can handle.

This is the worst possible way for this story to end. Did he sit down? Or lose his nerve? WE MUST KNOW!

Honestly, we're kind of surprised that Debra didn't just blow off wherever she was going to find out how the story ended.

Miss Tissues and Mister Polite, if you're reading this, please tell us what happened! You belong together. One day you'll be telling this story to your grandchildren. Trust us on this.