People who lose their phones usually never get to see it again.
One woman who lost her phone not only got her phone and credit cards back, but also landed a date with an incredibly romantic guy. That was the nice surprise Monica Cook, a resident of New South Wales, Australia, had when she logged onto her Facebook to find a post on her account addressed to her.
Luke, the man referred only by his first name, found Cook’s phone on a train around Edgecliff Station in Sydney’s eastern suburbs according to the Daily Mail. With limited ways to contact her, he logged onto her Facebook to let her know that her phone was safe and that he had turned it in along with her Opal card, credit card and $50 in her phone case to the Town Station.
He included his business card along with it and joked that they would probably have a few laughs about this incident later on. He even did her the courtesy of swiping right on his dating profile on Tinder.
His Facebook status posted on Friday began:
“Hi Monica! I found your phone on the train, you should really change your unlock password as that was an easy guess.
“Your phone is safe and in good (looking) hands.”
Surprised by the good news that her phone had been found, Cook wrote in reply to the post.
“That moment you get home deflated after losing your phone and you log into Facebook on your laptop to discover ALL OF FACEBOOK knows your phone was found hours ago.”
Cook, who lists her occupation as a DJ on Facebook, was in disbelief she added:
“Is this for real or have I been hacked.”
Users and friends on Facebook have been commending Luke for his smoothness while others are questioning whether it was more creepy than romantic. One Facebook friend praised:
“Love it. Luke is awesome and certainly qualifies for a date.”
Another user commented:
“Too bad Luke didn’t friend her on Facebook so we could all check him out.”
Followed by a response from a different Facebook user:
“He’s always one step ahead, that Luke.”
Cook posted an update to her Facebook account a few hours later that she had safely retrieved her phone. She also mentioned having contacted Luke to thank him for finding and turning in her belongings.
“I have my phone. It has my money and cards still in there (even though I cancelled them).
“I have texted Luke to thank him for handing my phone in, good to know there are still kind honest people in the world.”
There’s even a chance that she’ll agree to go on a date with him. Cook continued:
“I’m a little overwhelmed and weirded out by the public gesture but we see about that drink.
“Who would have guessed Luke works in Advertising.”