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  • -Thanks to an e-mail typo,

  • a man in Arizona was accidentally invited

  • to a total stranger's bachelor party,

  • and what happened next brings us to a segment called

  • "The Kind of Story We Need Right Now."

  • [ Applause ]

  • This is William Novak of Phoenix, Arizona.

  • A couple weeks ago, he got a group e-mail titled

  • "Angelo's Bachelor Party!",

  • inviting him to a party in Vermont

  • for a guy he'd never met.

  • That's because the e-mail was meant

  • for a different William Novak,

  • but the address was accidentally misspelled.

  • So, while you or I would have written back

  • and said, "Sorry, wrong address,"

  • this guy hit "reply all"

  • and wrote, "[Bleep] count me in."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • And...

  • And the guys organizing the party

  • wrote back and said, "You're not the guy we meant to invite,

  • but you sound awesome.

  • Get your ass to Vermont."

  • This is the kind of story we need right now!

  • We all, every one of us,

  • get a million e-mails a day, and they all suck.

  • Every e-mail in our inbox is

  • asking us to do something we don't want to do,

  • like meet with our supervisor, pay our bills,

  • or have coffee with Karen so she can get closure.

  • But this guy got an e-mail

  • offering him a chance to have adventure,

  • and he took it.

  • Now, Will is a new dad.

  • He can't be throwing his money around on spontaneous trips.

  • That's why he started a GoFundMe page

  • called "Help Me Go to the Bachelor Party of a Stranger."

  • The whole trip was funded in two hours!

  • To make sure that Will wasn't a murderer,

  • the guys planning the party

  • asked him to send a photo of himself.

  • And because Will is the coolest guy ever,

  • he sent this picture of him doing karate in second grade.

  • [ Laughter and applause ]

  • And then, in case you thought this couldn't get any better,

  • that picture went on the official bachelor party t-shirt.

  • This is the kind of story we need right now.

  • The headlines these days are filled with examples

  • of toxic masculinity.

  • We need more of this kind of masculinity --

  • the kind that makes men go skiing in matching t-shirts.

  • Word about this whole thing got out on social media

  • and then more cool stuff happened.

  • People offered the guys free ski lessons,

  • free tattoos, free beef jerky,

  • and when Will landed at the airport

  • for the bachelor party,

  • a guy from a local brewery met him there

  • with a bunch of free beer.

  • This is the kind of story we need right now.

  • 'Cause Americans...

  • Americans love a lot of things -- freedom, independence,

  • guns, for some reason.

  • But there's literally nothing we love

  • more than free [bleep].

  • So, how did the bachelor party go?

  • You know, it was pretty standard.

  • They did regular bachelor party stuff,

  • like drinking, smoking cigars

  • and driving around in a free Maserati.

  • I didn't even know Vermont had Maseratis!

  • Our country is more divided than ever,

  • so it's a delight to see just one story

  • about people coming together.

  • So, thank you, Will Novak, for opening that e-mail

  • instead of ignoring it like I do with mine,

  • because this is the kind of story we need right now!

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

-Thanks to an e-mail typo,

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The Kind of Story We Need Right Now: A Man Goes to a Stranger's Bachelor Party

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    Jingjiang Li posted on 2019/01/27
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