This Man Is Flying Across The Country After He Was Accidentally Invited To A Stranger’s Bachelor Party Via Email
What a crazy story!
It’s not every day you get invited to a stranger’s bachelor party, but that’s exactly what happened to one Will Novak from Phoenix, Arizona, who was unintentionally mistaken for a Will Novak from Brooklyn, New York.
“The subject line said, ‘Urgent. Reply right away. Angelo’s bachelor party. Need information. Respond right away,'” Novak from Arizona told Fox 10 News. “And I said, who the heck is Angelo?”
The email detailed a weekend-long bachelor party that involved skiing in Vermont. Not only would the weekend be full of snow sports, but the men also intended to wear their best 1980s garb when they hit the slopes.
All in all, it seemed like a lot of fun. Fun that Novak certainly didn’t want to miss out on — even if he didn’t know the groom-to-be. So of course, he did what any man mistakenly included on this kind of invitation would do. He wholeheartedly accepted!
“So I replied within five minutes, and I said, ‘guys, this is the Will Novak in Phoenix, Arizona,'” he told Fox 10 News. “I’m from the desert. I don’t know how to ski. Vermont is very far away. All that they [sic] said count me in. I’m there for Angelo.”
And the group was more than happy to have him participate in the festivities!
“Two days later, they respond back and they’re like, ‘we don’t know if you’re serious, but we’re serious. You better show up,'” he told the news outlet.
He was shocked to find the group open to the idea of a stranger attending.
“When they wrote back and they were like ‘if you’re serious, we’re serious, get here’ I was blown away,” he told KTUL. “I just started cracking up laughing. I was like ‘oh my gosh, these guys seem insane.'”
The person who sent him the email, Devin Onello, told KTUL that “it started as a joke and ended up being probably a good mistake,” telling the publication that he and Novak have really hit it off in their conversations since the email went out.
Novak didn’t know that he should necessarily spend money to go on a ski trip to Vermont to support a man he didn’t know, so he started a GoFundMe page to help raise costs for his trip. Apparently, people online really want to see Novak reach his goal of attending a stranger’s bachelor party because he’s already surpassed his $750 goal. At the time of this publication, he had raised $4,375.
According to a tweet, he was shocked to see that his trip was fully funded in just two hours, and that people are continuing to donate.
I got accidentally invited to a bachelor party in VT because someone made a typo.
I told them I’d love to go.
They said they’d love to have me.
I couldn’t afford it so I did a fundraiser and it funded in 2 hours!
— Will Novak (@WillNovak13) January 11, 2019
He posted an update to the original GoFundMe page, writing, “I just found out that the bachelor, Angelo, and his bride to be are expecting their 1st baby! It’s a bachelor party and a baby shower! All funds raised beyond the $750 I need for the trip will go to Angelo for hi[s] baby college/food/toys/whatever the baby needs fund!#AngelosBachelorParty just keeps getting better!”
So not only will Novak get to meet Angelo in person, but he’ll also be able to present him, his wife and his baby-to-be with a very special gift in the process.
This has got to be the best email mix-up ever! Congratulations to Angelo on his wedding and his newfound friendship with the other Will Novak.