It may not be the classic fairy-tale romance, but the story of how a British 51-year-old trucker met the love of his live is definitely one for the books. Believe it or not, he just found her number scrawled on the wall of a public toilet.
They say love happens when you least expect it, and that was certainly the case for Mark Ellis, a trucker from Brighhouse, West Yorkshire. He was on his way to meet his friends for a drink at a pub in Garfoth when he decided to stop at a public restroom. While going about his business, he noticed a raunchy message scrawled on one of the toilet walls – “If you want a good shag call Donna on . . . [phone number]”. Mark apparently founded very intriguing, because he ended up texting the mysterious number with the message “Hi. What are you up to?” “I was curious to know if it was a real human being,” he recently told The Sun newspaper. “We still laugh about it.”
Much to his surprise, Donna actually replied with a “Who’s this?”. They struck up a conversation, met three days later and eventually fell for each other. Donna Roberts, who works as a legal secretary, told The Sun that her partner only tell her how he had gotten her number days after they met. She was perplexed by his story at first, but later realized it must had been left on the toilet wall by her spiteful ex-boyfriend. “I should thank my ex — he did me a favor,” she said.
Mark and Donna have two children together, aged eight and nine. Whenever one of them asks how their parents met, their mom makes something up. “I usually say that he texted me by mistake,” Donna told reporters. Well, with all the attention their unusual love story has been getting lately, I doubt they’ll be able to keep it a secret from their kids for much longer. And why would you want to? It’s pretty darn special…