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.
— Bristol24/7 (@bristol247) September 9, 2017
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.
— Tales Of Dumbasses (@dumbassesnews) September 10, 2017
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.
Yeah no idea why she broke up with you mate you seem totally reasonable. GF, this must be awful but the women of Twitter support you. https://t.co/Zdu7BEL3UU
— Daisy Walsh (@Petalstomp) September 10, 2017
Men, women are allowed to leave you. You are not entitled to a girlfriend.
Media, stop romanticising controlling, stalker behaviour. https://t.co/qN3g0fa9DQ
— sianushka (@sianushka) September 9, 2017
Sounds like the ex girlfriend made a excellent choice and this numpty needs to learn about respect and boundaries. https://t.co/FvAXGz9e5B
— Isabel Hardman (@IsabelHardman) September 10, 2017
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.”