A classified ad which appeared on a Maltese newspaper yesterday has gone viral, and it’s all down to the odd requirements listed.
The ad started off cute enough, with a man looking for a male friend, but it quickly got weirdly specific. The prospective friend apparently needs to be between 52 and 63 years old, and he also needs to be… well, husky. 150 kilograms, to be precise.
The ad, written in Maltese, was shared on Facebook and quickly garnered dozens of likes and a couple of shares. “Hannibal Lecter is among us,” said the original Facebook post, while many more tried to guess the true meaning behind the ad’s particular preference of plus-sized peers.
“Maybe he’s 57 years old and he’s detailing his tolerance? Or he wants him to be mature because he still works and they can’t meet during working hours? And is it exactly 150 kilos, or are we talking minimums here?”
“True Love Weights,” quipped one user, with another one quoting the classic “Ħabib ta’ veru, tqatta’ u tiekol minnu”, Maltese proverb.
We can’t help but wonder; will the man who wrote this finally find the furry friend he’s looking for?