27-year-old Jordan Axani has taken to Reddit to find someone he can give his ex-girlfriend’s tickets to for a trip around the world. Why? Because he wants to bring happiness to a person’s life.
Axani originally booked the trip back in March for him and his ex-girlfriend but the couple have since broken up (obviously), which means she won’t be accompanying him on the holiday of a lifetime. Her loss.
He’s not asking for anything in return although he does mention that a contribution would be appreciated. He’s not even looking for a companion, just for a person who will use the tickets so they’re not wasted. Jordan says:
“I am not looking for anything in return. I am not looking for companionship, romance, drugs, a trade, or to take selfies with you in front the Christmas Market in Prague. If you feel compelled to toss me a couple hundred bucks, great. Really the only thing I ask for is that you enjoy this trip and that it bring you happiness.”
The only rule is that you have to be Canadian and your name has to be Elizabeth Gallagher.
These parameters are in place because, as Axani put it: “a name change on a ticket is damn near impossible. Moreover, the flights were purchased during a massive blow-up on Priceline and were frankly so cheap and on so many different airlines that they’re not worth the headache or money to cancel.”
However these aren’t the only rules Axani has put in place, but considering what he’s offering he’s well within his rights.
“We can travel together and see some cool stuff – or not. I’m easy and have no problem with someone taking the tickets and doing their own thing (see ya on the plane!). Embracing the spontaneity of life is more my thing, though, so if you want to travel together (and are not an axe murder) I’m likely game.
“This is for the flights only. In the wake of the breakup I have deferred all further planning for the trip. No hotels, trains or anything have been booked. You’re on your own, bucko. Having said that, I will buy the first round of vino at JFK upon departure.
“We can totally stay in India a couple days longer. Long story, but if we can come to agreement the airline can push back the return flight on both tickets (it’s both or nothin’) with no charge.”
He also asked that the person meets some of the following criteria:
1. Be sane, smart and (hopefully) interesting.
2. Have always wanted to travel, but maybe haven’t had the opportunity or cash to see much of the world.
3. Be named Elizabeth Gallagher and have a Canadian passport.
4. Be ready for a rather spontaneous life experience that will, one day, be an epic story that you’ll tell your kids.
5. Pay it forward. I’ve been lucky in life and this is me giving back to the universe. Do something similar someday.
The story has got a lot of attention online and no doubt Axani has had a lot of emails regarding the tickets. One of the top comments on Reddit is from a woman who is almost just as kind as he is:
“Hi, My name is Liz ( Elizabeth) Gallagher. I’m Canadian … But I’m old enough to be his Mom. If there’s no younger person to step up I’d have to say it would be interesting. My girls ( 25 and 23 ) tell me DO IT MOM! they wish now that they had my name. LOL”
Here’s a breakdown of the journey:
December 21: NYC – Milan
December 28: Prague – Paris
December 29: Paris – Bangkok
January 7: Bangkok – New Dehli
January 8: New Dehli – Toronto
So if you’re a Canadian with the right name, or know someone who is, get in touch with Axani before it’s too late, [email protected]