Local Joburg resident has taken to social media to try find her Valentine after sharing a brief moment with him.

A local Joburg resident has taken to social media to try find her Valentine after sharing a brief moment with him.


Fourways, Johannesburg – Michelle Roughton took to her local Facebook group to ask fellow residents to help find a man she shared a brief moment with.

Michelle had some time in-between meetings this morning (8 February 2019) so decided to have a quick coffee at the Wimpy in Fourways Crossing. She happened to sit across from a man and the two of them shared a brief moment and a quick chat. They both left without exchanging details but that is not where this story would end!

The smitten South African decided to take to Facebook to see if perhaps the mysterious gentleman may have felt the same.

“Okay… so here it goes… my fingers can barely type, (thank goodness for auto whatyoumacallit”).

Had a break in between appointments, went to the Fourways Crossing Wimpy (I do enjoy the coffee/cappuccino). 

Sat across from a gentleman named Graham.

We chatted for a few minutes and shared some interests, he wore “cherry socks”. I still complemented him on them as he was leaving.

So.. if you’re on this group Graham and you’re single (NO 94.7 drama)… I loved our casual chit chat, look me up??”

Michelle decided that in 2019 she would take a chance to be brave and perhaps by using social media, would find her own Valentines! She did state that she didn’t want “94.7 drama” after a man was caught cheating on his girlfriend.

The thread bursted with people falling in love with the idea, and offering suggestions to help find him.

Benita Enoch posted: “Go get that cctv footage, girl! Ask the staff if he’s a regular. Leave an email address with them. Let’s get you two together!”

Beryl Joseph added: “Valentine’s day came early, all those single to mingle Graham’s out there – please stand up.”

Jedidjah De Waal Rotter commented: “Prince Charming’s cherry socks instead of Cinderella’s glass slippers – very 2019!!”

Dailine Kruger Arlow said: “This is soooo special, hope he takes you out on Valentine’s day. Very romantic.”

Konrad Kolbe stated: “I think I’m going to Wimpy for coffee’s as well and wear my happy socks who knows…”

Both Fourways Crossing and Wimpy saw the post and have offered the couple a Valentine’s voucher if they succeeded in finding each other!

Michelle couldn’t believe the response and promised to keep all updated!

“Thank so MUCH everyone! My heart is bursting with love from all your support! And my cheeks are starting to hurt from smiling to laughing at all these amazing comments! I will absolutely keep you update!”

Share this beautiful story to help Michelle and Graham find love (and cherry socks) or get in contact with Michelle if you can help!

Sources: Facebook 
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