Man Goes On Epic Vacation With Strangers For One Reason: His Name

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"I want to apologise to my mum who thought I knew these people all along," Joe McGrath wrote on Facebook of the vacation he went on with strangers.

What would you do if you were asked on an international trip by a clan of strangers who wanted you to attend because of your name? 

Joe McGrath of the United Kingdom threw caution to the wind and accepted the invitation. 

It all started with a simple Facebook message.

The message read,

"Hi Joe. Would you consider coming on holiday with a group of nine strangers if they had already arranged flights for you and an all inclusive hotel?

It's our friend Nathan's 30th birthday and we decided to throw him a surprise holiday break in Mallorca. Unfortunately our friend Joe McGrath can't attend, but we have already booked it all up for him."

The replacement Joe McGrath took the leap.

Someecards reports that Joe posted a blurb about the trip on Facebook.

"Although I had my doubt if the offer was legit, I decided to take the plunge as my legendary boss gave me the time off work," McGrath wrote in the photo caption. "I drove down to Bristol on Saturday night and had a mad three days with complete strangers that I think I can call my good friends. What a mega group of people! I loved every minute of it."

The band of friends reportedly went to Mallorca, Spain — and they have the pictures to prove it. 

McGrath reportedly did not sleep.

Hey, the best vacations are usually sleepless, so it sounds like the risk paid off.

But make note, we don't advise you to try this one yourselves. 

Banner/thumbnail credit: Flickr user Edgar Jansen

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