Nick Schmidt put a Thanksgiving ad on Craigslist, volunteering himself as a date for dinner for anyone that might be "mad at their dad," or just alone for the family-oriented holiday. The 28-year-old ex-felon posted on the Craigslist Nashville page, promising to be be the worst Thanksgiving date ever. According to Australia News, the ad was posted under "casual encounters."
"I am a 28 year old felon with no high school degree, and a dirty old van one year younger than me painted like Eddie Van Halen's guitar. I can play anywhere between the ages of 20 and 29 depending on if i shave. I'm a line cook and work late nights at a bar. If you'd like to have me as your stictly [sic] platonic date for Thanksgiving, but have me pretend to be in a very long or serious relationship with you, to torment your family, I'm game," read the ad, in part.
Nick Schmidt's Thanksgiving Craigslist offer has already gotten at least one reply. Schmidt says the plans are set, and he is ready for tomorrow (though he hasn't deleted the post yet -- you know, just in case).
"I got a real response the next day offering me to come to this girl's Thanksgiving get-together with her roommate and friends, and then go over to her parent's house, eat food, shoot guns, have a good time. So I took her up on it and we still have the plans set," Schmidt told HuffPost Live.
Thanksgiving is a time for people to be together. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a homeless man named Neal Shytles posted a message on Facebook, asking for someone to spend the holiday with. In a feel good story that is sure to warm your heart, Shytles got his wish. Ashley McLemore offered to make him a part of her family tomorrow.
"Because we've been military and I identify with having to be away from your family and not having family around for the holidays so it kind of struck a chord with me," she said. "He started crying and then I started crying and we were both crying."
Shytles took to Facebook again asking if anyone else would consider taking in another person from a homeless shelter this Thanksgiving, because so many would be "so grateful" for the company and for the meal. It's clear that Mr. Shytles will be extra thankful this year.
[Photo courtesy of Craigslist]