If you have ever approached a guy you like and given them your number in hopes that they too are looking for a date, then you know it takes a lot of guts.
That’s exactly what happened to a guy named Chad, who recently attended his cousin’s wedding. Chad was approached by a man named Shane, who mustered up the courage to strike up a conversation.
He shared his experience on Imgur:
I was at my cousins wedding reception and had just sat down from dancing. It was nearing the end of the night at this time so I was pretty secluded from everyone. A man walked up to me who I hadn’t seen before and nervously said “what’s your name?” I replied, “Chad, what’s yours?” He said “Shane, I just wanted to let you know that I have noticed you all night. I wanted to leave this with you before I left.” He handed me a piece of paper and quickly walked out. It was his number. Without knowing if I was straight or not he had built up the guts to put himself out there. I thought it was extremely brave and I know it’s something I wouldn’t be able to do. I’m sharing this to remind everyone to live their lives without regrets. Almost all of my regrets come from the things I didn’t do, not the things I did. I will be living my life more like this man and I suggest you all do as well. Good night.
Chad went the extra mile and praised Shane for his bravery via text messaging. He shared their conversation below:
Imgur users applauded Shane for his bravery and Chad for being a stand-up guy: “Shane is brave, that is terrifying. The potential for violence and public shaming is too much for some people.” Another user wrote: “Chad, you’re a good guy. As someone in the dating scene, a simple acknowledgment like that goes a long way.”