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.
Shocked, she looks on. "The least I can do for the tissue", he says. https://t.co/lmBj7Z2nGi— Debra Chosen (@Debra Chosen)1506671680.0
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.
And he's like directly infront of her the whole time. So I'm like https://t.co/JvX83ipneQ— Debra Chosen (@Debra Chosen)1506673551.0
And suddenly, the story takes an exciting turn!
Next thing I know homegirl reaches into her pocket. I'm thinking she just gonna full on pull out her phone? But she does better...she smart.— Debra Chosen (@Debra Chosen)1506673640.0
Homegirl leans out to Mr Polite and passes him a pack of tissues. "For the journey" she says. https://t.co/kaTiu40Qer— Debra Chosen (@Debra Chosen)1506673826.0
It seems that he was on to her plan all along.
The guy - obviously flattered, thanks her. "At this rate, I'm going to have to give you my phone number aren't I?"… https://t.co/fYXFE1r6Qk— Debra Chosen (@Debra Chosen)1506674052.0
We literally can picture this scene playing out in our heads perfectly.
Whilst I'm thinking this can't get any more juicy, she responds in her American accent "that's what I'm tryna get". https://t.co/B7eZXPD0Tb— Debra Chosen (@Debra Chosen)1506674197.0
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.
Much like TFL lovers, drifting in and out of "what could have been". https://t.co/bXvudtFTux— Debra Chosen (@Debra Chosen)1506675232.0