Monday, January 24, 2011

(Somerset) Reds to the Rescue!

I. Got. TICKETS!!!!

All hail the power of Twitter! I have long extolled the virtues of this particular social network for the many good things it's brought me -- incredible friends, fantastic banter, and a global perspective on things and events, just to name a few.

But now, thanks to Twitter, I also have my dream back!

I follow the leader of group of Manchester United supporters from the Somerset area of England. I don't know him very well, and we've only recently begun following each other and chatting. When he heard of my ticket plight and my subsequent depression/desperation, he invited me to join his group, and offered to help me find tickets.

I don't know how he did it, as everyone wants to go to this match, but he worked some miracle and found us tickets!! Words cannot express my gratitude to this man. His response to my profuse indebtedness was simply "That's what it's all about - helping each other out." I feel like he's my fairy godfather, and I'm Cinderella finding out I am getting to go to the ball after all. (Credit to my friend Rory for that analogy!).

Needless to say, I am over the moon. I will never be able to repay my benefactor for his kindness, and I am overwhelmed by his altruism. If this is how he treats a complete stranger, I am pretty sure I'm not the only one!

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  1. Short and sweet, well done on a good post Red Mama.

    Shows how Twitter/social media brings people from all walks of life together.

    Glad you're sorted for tickets, can't wait to see you both in Manchester.



  2. Like I said on twitter, it's your DESTINY to get to Old Trafford!

    So glad it all got sorted x

  3. I am so pleased for you, I waited over 10 years to finally get inside Old Trafford to see them play live, your twitter family would have never let you make the journey over the pond and miss out on this opportunity. Somerset reds are prime example of why United have the greatest fans in the world. Can't wait to finally put a real face and voice to your twitter profile! *tic toc* #winkbang