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A guy who was looking for a plus one to go on an all inclusive holiday to Jamaica with has found himself a pal.
Reece Walker, 24, split with his ex-girlfriend after they'd booked a luxury holiday to Jamaica together and was left with the choice of either going alone, or finding somebody to go with.
The holiday was bought and paid for - so Reece took to Facebook to find a new buddy. Ideally 'the best looking girl' and 'someone who would be a good laugh'.
Chloe James from Surrey has taken him up on the offer. The 20-year-old customer service agent is studying to become a personal trainer and was tagged in the post by a friend who encouraged her to apply.
Speaking to LADbible, Chloe explained: "My friend commented and tagged me so I just thought it'd be funny to message not knowing he'd reply or message. A similar thing happened with me as I also had a holiday booked for my ex and I, then he went off with someone else.
"So I messaged Reece for banter not thinking much of it, and then we just got talking. We got on well and talk a fair amount, we are quite similar and our situations are similar too, so we bonded over that."
Although she's kept it quiet from her family, she said her friends are loving the situation, with Chloe saying they find it 'hilarious'.
"I'm not sure what I want out of the holiday, but it'll definitely be an experience and a half."
Reece had posted on Facebook asking for applications for someone to go with him and received hundreds of replies, some of which, by his own admission, were a bit 'weird'.
He told LADbible: "At the time of the post going up my messages were being flooded with different applications, so I wasn't really going through them at this point. Then something made me click on this one message I received, which was Chloe's - everything just fell into place from there."
He said he's just looking for a laugh on holiday, and hopes to have a fun fortnight with Chloe, saying 'whatever happens, happens'.
Reece said that the pair are going to meet up prior to going away and have been texting each other.
"We actually have spoken quite a bit considering, I think when you just click with someone and you have a lot of things in common, it's easy to talk to someone.
"We have a month to get to know each other until we end up on holiday."
Reece said his friends think it's funny too, saying they're glad they can see him turning the whole experience into a positive situation - although he does know it's a strange one.
He added: "Let's be honest, I don't think I've ever heard of two strangers going on holiday together, so it's gonna be an experience of a lifetime."
When asked about sleeping arrangements, Chloe said it hasn't come up in conversation yet.
She said: "We haven't spoke about that. Who knows! We have just over a month to hopefully become the best of pals.
"I'm not sure why he picked me," she added. "I guess I've got good chat?"
The pair will be heading off to the Caribbean for two weeks and staying at a luxury five-star Jamaican resort, in September.
The Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton in Montego Bay, north Jamaica, has a spa, three private beaches and one of the largest pools in the country. The all inclusive holiday came to around £4,000 ($4,966) altogether.
Who knows, we could see a beautiful friendship - or even have a wedding to look forward to. I'll wait for my invite guys.
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