Canadian picks stranger with ex-girlfriend’s name for world trip

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A Canadian man will travel the world with Elizabeth Gallagher. Just

not the same Elizabeth Gallagher he used to date.

Jordan Axani, 28, and his former girlfriend booked the three-week trip

in May, including stops in Italy, France, India and Thailand. But the

pair broke up, leaving Axani with plane tickets booked in her name.

Wary of the hassle of changing names on tickets booked with several

airlines, Axani put out a call on social media website Reddit in

November for someone with the same name as his ex-girlfriend and a

valid Canadian passport.

After worldwide media attention, Axani received thousands of

responses, including from Nova Scotia student Elizabeth "Quinn"

Gallagher, 23. Axani picked Gallagher, a homeless shelter volunteer,

after talking with her on the phone and becoming impressed with her

social conscience.

"It's totally platonic," Axani said from New York where the trip

starts on Sunday. "Do I think we'll become friends? Sure."

Other responses were more odd.

Axani said he heard from hundreds of people, male and female, who

offered to legally change their names.

Axani has turned the attention into a charity called A Ticket Forward

that aims to fund trips for underprivileged people.

What does the original Elizabeth Gallagher think of all this? Axani

said she has been in touch but he declined further comment.

Credit: Reuters

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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