I'm not sure this one qualifies as a Fuckwit but it's Thanksgiving across the pond. So here's a little feelgood thing that came out of a mix-up. To all my American friends, I wish I could have been there but thankfully, I'm on a diet so saved myself a shit load of calories but ate vicariously with you whilst chewing on a hard boiled egg and an apple. I loves yous all:
An Australian man has enjoyed his first Thanksgiving in the United States with a family he has never met before. James West had been receiving group emails from a family in Florida for three years, but they were intended for a different James West from the US.
After reading some of the emails and looking at the Tran's family photos, curiosity got the better of the young Sydney journalist.
Earlier this week, James decided to confess on YouTube that he was not the real James West, in the hope that they would invite him over for a real Thanksgiving dinner. "For the first few years I just kind of wrote it off, deleted all of [the emails], I thought it was spam," he says in the video "plea", which was posted on the internet a few days ago. "This video is to come clean to the Tran family and to say I'm sorry for perving on your Thanksgiving preparations for three years. But it's also a plea to the Tran family to say, can I come to Thanksgiving?"
They said yes, and the Sydneysider headed to West Palm Beach, Florida, for a Thanksgiving under very unusual circumstances.
Fran, who's one of the Trans, (haha Fran Tran!) 'It feels like you're already part of the family'.
"[It's] one that I'll definitely remember, that's for sure," he said.
And according to the Aussie James West, the real James West is "a champ". "He's just a regular dude living in Florida, loving the sun, running a surf shop, surfing a whole lot."