Alexander Pieter Cirk made heads turn and eyes well up after the story of his exhaustion from waiting 10 days at Changsha Huanghua International Airport in China surfaced. He had waited 10 days for his girlfriend, who goes by the surname Zhang, a 26-year-old girl who he met online two months ago. His exhaustion got the better of him and he had to be hospitalised at the end of his ordeal.
The 41-year-old Cirk decided to visit Zhang, who sadly did not believe his plans. Zhang told media that she thought it was all a joke.
“We had advanced our romantic relationship but later he seemed a little callous towards me,” Ms Zhang said to a Chinese TV channel. “One day he sent me a photo of air tickets abruptly and I thought it was a joke. He didn’t contact me later,” she reportedly said.
It was probably only after pictures of him waiting at the airport began circulating that Ms Zhang realized he was in China to meet her.
On being asked why she had switched off her phone when Cirk had tried to contact her (in vain), she said that she was in another city, undergoing plastic surgery.
The incident which seems to be straight out of a movie, looked destined for a sad end. However not all was lost for the heartbroken Dutchman as Zhang was willing to meet him after recovery, and to continue with the relationship.