Here is the kind of romantic that every guy wants to be on some level: insanely rich, drives a Porsche, ready to make the craziest over-the-top gestures to win over the girl he loves.
And here’s how it went down for that guy: he buys an ultra-expensive 2.5-meter-tall teddy bear, seats it right next to himself in his Porsche…
…drives to the campus of Hangzhou Normal University…
…and asks his crush out.
“I like the bear, but I don’t like you,” the girl replies.
While the girl rejects him, she still takes the teddy bear. The guy has lost the girl, lost the bear and is now all over WeChat and Weibo. Even the school’s official account posts about him:
He still has his Porsche though. It feels slightly better crying in one of those things than on a bicycle. Also, another version of this story says that he kept the prized teddy bear, so he can always try again.
The guy is reportedly one of the notorious “fu’erdai” (literally: “rich second generation,” referring to the children of China’s nouveau riche), who models himself after Wang Sicong, China’s richest son, and spent a small fortune buying that giant bear.
Meanwhile, What’s on Weibo reports that he actually got the bear from Costco — which is reportedly considering opening up its first locations in China soon — causing netizens to believe that this is nothing more than a publicity stunt to drum up excitement for the wholesaler in the Middle Kingdom.
It certainly wouldn’t be the first time that that kind of thing has happened. In 2015 in Chengdu, police were spotted pulling over a luxury car with a giant teddy car strapped to its back. The photos quickly went viral; however, it was soon revealed that the scene was created for a local traffic-related TV show — which helps to explain all the cameras.
And, earlier this year, photos also went viral of a man proposing to his girlfriend with help from a 33-ton “meteorite.” However, netizens quickly pointed out that the proposal was more likely a publicity gimmick for the opening of the marketing center which can be seen in the background and that the “rock” certainly hadn’t come from outer space.
But, in this latest case, we may never find out the truth.
By Máté Mohos
[Images via NetEase / What’s on Weibo]
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