A grandfather who who posted a plea online in search of someone to go fishing with got an overwhelming response from strangers around the world.

Ray Johnstone, 75, lives in Australia. He’s been battling loneliness since losing his wife.

“It gets a bit lonely just sitting around and watching the TV a lot of the time,” Johnstone told 7 News in Australia.

He recently posted a online, desperate for some company.

“My name is Ray Johnstone. Australian. I’m a widowed pensioner who is looking for a fishing mate,” the ad read. “My previous mate is now deceased.

He explained in his ad that he’s willing to share the cost of the fishing trip and listed his condition as “used.”

His phone has been ringing non-stop since posting the ad. He told 7 News that he has narrowed his shortlist down to 4 people.

Lonely grandfather posts online plea looking for someone to go fishing with

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