Heartbroken man plays piano non-stop in Bristol’s College Green, gets lampooned online
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Heartbroken man plays piano non-stop in Bristol’s College Green, gets lampooned online

Luke Howard, a 34-year-old, heartbroken musician in Bristol, UK, has decided to play piano non-stop until the woman he loves comes back to him.

According to the Bristol Post, Howard began playing his instrument on Saturday morning as a “last throw of the dice” to entice back a woman who left him who he referred to only as “Rapunzel.”

College Green is an iconic square and park in Bristol, where people hang out, many public events take place and buskers provide a backing soundtrack. It is closely located to many educational institutions including the University of Bristol.

“If it rains, if it snows, if I fall over or if I get arrested, I will be here,” said Howard.

The musician told the Bristol Post he had dated the girl for four months and their break up had left him devastated. “If it was anything bad why we split up then I wouldn’t be doing this, but it’s the only thing I can think of doing,” he said.

Many netizens, however, responded strongly to Howard’s “romantic” gesture. He made it onto the “Tales of Dumbasses” Twitter feed, while any women slammed the activity as creepy.

But “I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet,” Howard insists.

“It’s a kind of off-the-cuff thing, and I just want her to know how much I love her, to give us a chance rather than leave it there.”