Imgur user toukies posted a screenshot of a Facebook post (name redacted), with the caption, "You da real MVP."
The status reads,
"So I'm sitting in an airport restaurant waiting for my flight back to Charlottesville when an interesting scene unfolds in front of me. A pretty girl is sitting by herself when a foreign guy comes up and introduces himself. Apparently he's from Uruguay and this is his first time in the U.S. After exchanging names he starts trying to enact that Barney pick-up technique from How I Met Your Mother where he pretends like he's someone famous from a foreign country and can't believe she doesn't know him. The girl is clearly not biting and the guy is starting to flounder. I feel bad for him so I walk up and interrupt the conversation acting all star struck and asking for his autograph. He seems pretty surprised and then sheepishly signs my napkin. At this point the girl is noticeably more interested. I walk away pretending to call a friend to brag about the autograph. Last I checked he was surrounded by 3 girls. Welcome to America, my friend."
Although the Imgur comments section was a mixed bag of reactions, with many users condemning the deception, a few took the story for what it likely was: a harmless, mostly inoffensive wingman ploy. While lying is never a good way to flirt, a quick Google search would reveal the veracity (or lack thereof) of the man's claims.
The Facebook user, for his part, seemed mainly interested in executing a scenario from beloved sitcom "How I Met Your Mother."
Can you blame him?
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