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Kmart shopper's plea warms Aussies' hearts: 'How romantic'

With two days to go, a single Sydney dad is looking for his own Christmas miracle.

Spring Farm’s Shannon Wheatley was shopping in Kmart on Thursday afternoon when he “crossed paths” several times with an “absolutely beautiful brunette”. But nerves got the better of this father of two and he was too shy to say hi.

However the 36-year-old was unable to forget her and took to Facebook yesterday afternoon, hoping to track down the mystery girl.

“[It’s] a long shot but...I had the briefest interaction today in Kmart Narellan with an absolutely beautiful brunette between 2.15pm and 2.30pm,” he wrote online. “You were in all black activewear with your hair in a bun and multiple pearl earrings in each ear. Searching for foam gliders.”

Shannon Wheatley from Spring Farm who spotted a beautiful brunette in Kmart.
Shannon Wheatley, 36, is hoping Facebook will help him find the 'beautiful brunette' he crossed paths with in Kmart in Narellan on Thursday afternoon. Source: Supplied

He went on to explain that fate passed him.

“Our paths crossed multiple times and each time I chickened out in making any form of introduction. If you see this, are single and even remotely interested in the bald, bearded tradie you crossed paths with, I’d 100 per cent be keen to see that amazing smile again. Please comment below.”

'A real life Love Actually'

Since posting his message to a local Facebook group in Macarthur, Shannon’s appeal has received more than 1,200 reactions and 700 comments. “How romantic,” many cried, wishing the Sydney single good luck. “This has to be the cutest thing I’ve heard in a long time,” one person wrote.

“[It’s a] real life Love Actually story!” another said. “This is like a midday TV Christmas movie,” someone else agreed.

“Very Christmassy!” added another. “For goodness sake, contact this man! Then make a movie.” “Oh I hope she is single, sees this post and you and her grow old together,” someone else said.

While others praised the dad of two boys for his bold move.

“I wish all blokes were as ballsy as this,” one woman wrote. “Good for you to put yourself out there like that and I hope social media can help,” another said. “I like this,” a man commented. “I’m always too worried about how an approach would be taken so I chicken out constantly.”

Some even wished the mystery girl was them. “I’m taken but you sound adorable haha,” one woman wrote. “I wish I could say it was me,” another added.

Shannon's Facebook post.
Shannon has received an outpouring of support from locals in Sydney hoping his dream girl is single and spots his Facebook post. Source: Facebook

Christmas Casanova urges others to make a move

Speaking to Yahoo News Australia, the father of a five and six-year-old said he “really didn’t expect the post to blow up”.

“I was meant to post anonymously in the hope that if she’d seen it she would have had that same little vibe that I had and left a comment for me to contact her,” he said on Friday morning. “However true to my clumsy character I forgot to click anonymous when posting.”

Having grown disillusioned with dating apps that have “destroyed the notion of relationships”, and finding it difficult to date as a single parent, Shannon said there are alternative ways to meet people and encouraged others to take a leap this Christmas.

“I could have been ballsier and actually introduced myself but I’m not upset about how this has been received,” he said in response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback. “If it helps someone find happiness, I definitely encourage it.”

While he hasn’t yet had a “single lead” on his beautiful brunette’s possible identity, the 36-year-old isn’t giving up on love. “Worth a shot,” he said.

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