It was essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson who said that it’s not about the destination but about the journey, and we think he was on to something. Sure, this kid never got to give the girl of dreams her present, but he did go on a spectacular journey that would have made a great kid adventure movie.
In the cinematic version, he would have made it safely his destination and gotten the girl, but real life isn’t a movie.
Caring Is Creepy
It was the indie band "The Shines" who coined the term "Caring Is Creepy" and damn, we think they were really onto something, how else could you excuse this totally misguided romantic gesture that turned out to be seriously creepy?
We hope this kid learned his lesson. Though, again, judging by all the high school movies we watched, this doesn't seem like an uncommon practice, so we get why this kid got confused, love can be harder to navigate than a dead-ended labyrinth.
The first experiences we have with love, dating, and rejection are the ones that shape us the most. This is why this person lost the tiny amount of self-confidence they had when their advances were sadly denayed by a girl they liked.
We personally think this was a very sweet gesture, even if the friendship bracelet didn't fit. We're sure this person found who someone knows how to appreciate their gestures.
Great Minds Think Alike
Isn't this the most adorable romantic fail you've ever read about? Not only were both of them willing to drive for hours just to surprise the other, but they also seem to have the same notion of what love is.
This is a story we can imagine grandchildren will never get tired of hearing, and these two will never get tired of telling. The Reddit poster added that she learned that long-distance partners should always make sure the other person isn't pulling off the same surprise.
Going Number Two
Well, well well, we are not 100% sure if this constitutes a fail, as it ended with a happily ever after, unlike many of our other stories here. But still, couldn't this guy come up with a better excuse? Like really, almost anything would have been better.
What's wrong with saying you're going to the kitchen to grab some water? Fortunately, this didn't deter her from marrying him, which is how we know it's true love.