Filed under "They found love in a hopeless place," Mark Ellis is a truck driver who met his wife Donna Roberts thanks to some graffiti in a gas station bathroom. Roberts's spiteful ex wrote her number on the bathroom wall, "If you want a good shag, call Donna on..." and ended up doing her the biggest favor.
Ellis decided to cheekily text the number as a joke, writing, "Hi. What are you up to?"
It's a classic love story for our times. Boy goes to bathroom at gas station. Boy sees girl's phone number on the wall. Boy jokingly texts girl. Girl responds. Boy meets girl. Boy and girl live happily ever after.
The lovers, now with two kids, told their story to The Sun. Confused, Roberts responded to Ellis's text, "Who is this?" and they ended up chatting, meeting a few days later, and falling in love.
“I was curious to know if it was a real human being. We still laugh about it," he said.
“It was days before he told me how he got my number," Donna adds, “I was stunned. I had to get a new phone so no one else could ring.”
The two live in Brighouse, West Yorks, England, and their kids of eight and nine still don't know how Mum and Dad found each other in this crazy world.
“I usually say that he texted me by mistake," Donna explained.
It's all so trucking beautiful. With this unlikely love story coming true, it's only a matter of time before people meet through a glory hole.