Bachelor Finds His 'Elizabeth Gallagher' For Worldwide Trip
A handsome bachelor is about to embark upon a 'round the world trip with a woman he picked strictly for her name: "Elizabeth Gallagher."
He's met her exactly once, and she has a boyfriend!
Gallagher told Good Morning America, "He's not particularly happy about me going with another guy!"
Why in the world are these strangers on a plane traveling together? You may recall that Axani was meant to take this trip with another girl named Elizabeth Gallagher, but when they broke up last month, he was stuck with her non-refundable ticket in her name.
So, he posted this message on Reddit: "Are you named Elizabeth Gallagher? Want a free plane ticket around the world?"
The response was overwhelming!
He said, "A lot of people were willing to go and legally change their name, get a new passport, go on this trip!"
See Axani's Interview with INSIDE EDITION
Out of hundreds of Elizabeth Gallaghers who responded from around the world, Axani chose one specific.
They'd better get along! She told Good Morning America, "I know I will be able to get along with him very well."
For three weeks, they'll be racking up those air miles together traveling to New York, Milan, Vienna, Prague, Paris, Bangkok, Thailand, New Delhi and Toronto!
Axani is delighted that the trip is bringing publicity to his charity, A Ticket Forward. He too stresses that it's not a romantic adventure, with separate rooms all the way.
He told INSIDE EDITION, "It's going to be fun. It's going to be challenging. It's going to be dramatic. It's going to be exciting. It’s going to be everything!"
He says when he gets back from the trip he'll be working in earnest on his new charity, A Ticket Forward, which provides travel to deserving individuals. He's already sent four people on trips.