Grandpa's Response To Being Stood Up On Date Goes Viral (Photos)

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An elderly widower's response to being stood up on a date has gone viral.

Jim Moroney is a 73-year-old grandfather whose wife passed away years ago. He signed up for the dating website Match.com at the suggestion of one of his neighbors, according to BuzzFeed News.

After arranging a date with a woman he met on the site, Moroney dressed himself up, bought some roses and drove almost an hour to see her.

"I was dressed -- a nice sweater on -- and had a dozen roses and See's Candies," he told BuzzFeed.

You can imagine Moroney's disappointment when his date didn't show up.

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"You know what, this is the way the dating scene is," he said. "I hope that I find someone truthful, loving, and that has compassion. I'm looking for that special woman."

But rather than sit around and stew about being stood up, Maroney paid a visit to his 16-year-old granddaughter, Gabby Foresta, and presented her with the roses and chocolates.

"I was sad for him but I made sure to comfort him and tell him it was OK and I love him," Gabby said.

She also took a picture of her dapper grandfather and uploaded it to Twitter.

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"My grandpa got all dressed up for his date, drove 45 minutes away, bought her chocolate and flowers and he got stood up," she wrote.

Gabby's tweet has since been liked more than 28,000 times. Hundreds of people have posted comments, many of them expressing outrage at the anonymous woman for blowing off the date.

"What's her address I just wanna talk," one user wrote.

A number of comments were also posted by women who said they would like to go on a date with Moroney.

"You are a good looking man that is very respectful which is apparent," one woman tweeted, according to America Web Media. "This has happened to me before so sorry for you you deserved better. This is a different generation and I like the old one better best luck in the future. I would date you!!"

"I would be interested in going out with him," another wrote. "I'm a widow of 3 [years]. I'm just starting to get out on the dating scene again. I'm much younger than he is but my husband of 33 [years] was 13 [years] older than me. I'm 59 today."

Moroney may take them up on their offers. Despite his negative dating experience, he said he won't allow himself to be discouraged.

"It was something that happens, and not just to me, but other people," he told BuzzFeed. "It’s alright, I will kick myself in the ass and get going again."

Sources: BuzzFeed News, Gabby Foresta/TwitterAmerican Web Media / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Gabby Foresta/Twitter

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