It’s a story like no other: girl tells boy she’s going to Miami for spring break, boy decides to seek the help of strangers to buy a plane ticket so he can follow her and “chaperone” her beachy adventure.
Seems legit? Azel Prather Jr., the creator of the infamous “Save My Relationship” crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe stated:
“Greetings people! As you know, spring break is fastly approaching and my youngin and her friends are going to Miami. If you know anything about Miami, you know that she shouldn’t go without a chaperone. I need to get there to be with her and share this joyous time but my funds have been exhausted. We have a great thing going and I would hate to see it go down the drain for a little sand and sun.
“If you can find it in your heart to donate ANYTHING to help save my relationship I would greatly appreciate it. I just need a round trip flight. I will be staying wherever she lays her head, eating whatever she eats, and overseeing all parties and fun activity for the duration of the trip. I thank you in advance. Please fellas, I love her.”
Although this screams “insecure,’ Prather told the Washington Post that he believes in his relationship and it’s not that he’s worried about, it’s Miami (aka “Magic City”).
“If I had to pick one place for my girlfriend not to go, Miami would be it! I think the sun just melts all the morals in Miami It’s a free-for-all!”
Although his campaign was shared over 1,600, the project started off by gaining only $25 in under an hour. Then the comments began to roll in.
Noting that his “protecting personality” would only wound the relationship, one bystander wrote:
“Mate, If you actually see this comment, you should realise that your desperate attempts to keep her close to you will inevitably start pushing her away. Let’s face it, if simply being in an environment with hot guys and not you there is enough for her to cheat on you.. then she was probably going to do it eventually anyway. You can’t be with her 24/7, nor should you have to, it’s not healthy. What you should do.. is LET her go on her holiday alone if that’s what she wants and trust her to do the right thing.
“IF you are so eaten up by paranoia that you simply can’t trust her if she does go alone, If you think so lowly of her that you know for certain she’ll cheat on you if you aren’t with her all of the way, than perhaps she’s not the right girl for you? Infact.. maybe you are not mentally ready to be in a relationship yet, maybe you’d be better off sorting out your own issues and insecurities first before finding a partner. I reiterate.. the measures you feel you have to take to KEEP your girl.. will just end up PUSHING HER AWAY. You have been warned bro!”
Despite criticism continuing to rise, supporters have rallied around the young man and his plan to protect his girlfriend from Miami temptations. One donor wrote:
“Sir I read your amazing story and I must say you are absolutely right. In the bible it says ‘thou woman not loyaleth when it Miami’ – Austin 3:16. So with that being said The First Baptist of Freebands would like to donate to your cause.”
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