Canadian Man Finds Woman With Ex-girlfriend’s Name for Free Trip Around the World

December 17, 2014 Updated: December 17, 2014

TORONTO—A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found someone who fits the bill.

Jordan Axani, 28, and his then girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily discounted round-the-world air tickets in May, but their relationship ended and he didn’t want her ticket to go to waste. The ticket had a strict no-transfer policy, but since passport information was not required when booking, it can be used by any Canadian named Elizabeth Gallagher.

Axani posted his offer last month on the popular Reddit social media website, and received thousands of emails, including 18 from actual Elizabeth Gallaghers with Canadian passports.

He’s now chosen Elizabeth Quinn Gallagher, 23, from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, to receive the ticket.

Axani said he was so moved by some of the emails that he and his brother created an organization called A Ticket Forward to help people who desire to see the world but lack the finances to do so.