Rich O'Dea went on a Tinder date with Jennifer Thomas to an Imagine Dragons show in Tampa, Florida, back in July. The rest of the story is very touching, so let's take a moment first to laugh at what they did for their first date. Seriously, Imagine Dragons? Great, now that's out of the way.
The date ended up being more than just a wonderful time—it also impacted the lives of Rich's best friends, Scott and Erika Bragan. When Rich mentioned that his friend Erika was in desperate need of a new kidney, Jennifer was immediately empathetic. Like Erika, she too is a mother, and it simply made her want to help:
It's so great to be excited for someone else. I'm so excited for her to be able to sit down and make a meal with her kids and really enjoy it.
Erika had been on the kidney transplant list for almost three years. A week after their date, Jennifer texted Rich to see if there was a way to determine whether she could be a possible donor match. Of all the random texts someone could receive one week following a first date, this has to be the best one in history.