Joe McGrath was supposed to go to Mallorca with 9 other friends to celebrate his pal’s 30th birthday but he canceled at the last minute. Since his ticket was already booked in his name, his friend’s did something pretty clever so the money wouldn’t go to waste – found a random guy on Facebook with the same name and invited him to join them for a completely free all-inclusive trip!

“Hi Joe, would you consider coming on a holiday with a group of nine strangers if they had already arranged flights for you and an all inclusive hotel?” the group of friends from Bristol wrote. After a bit of hesitation, the other Joe McGrath eventually agreed. Before the trip, Joe didn’t know any of the 9 people he was going to Majorca with but right after, they were all pretty much best mates. “I couldn’t not go. It will never happen to me again! They were all so nice! I’ve not slept in four days,” Joe said. “Made my year!! I’ve got myself new best mates. It was mega!”

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Joe McGrath was supposed to go to Mallorca with 9 other friends to celebrate his pal’s bday but he bailed out

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So his friend’s found a random guy on Facebook with the same name to take his place

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Here’s how his invite looked like:

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After a bit of hesitation, the other Joe McGrath eventually agreed to join them

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“I couldn’t not go. It will never happen to me again! They were all so nice! I’ve not slept in four days,” Joe said

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“Made my year!! I’ve got myself new best mates. It was mega!”

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(via boredpanda)

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