Ah, young love. Poets make it seem sweet, movies make it seem romantic, but if you remember being young and in love you would have to agree that it's mainly one thing: awkward.
From bad pickup lines to really bad first kisses, being young and in love is something a lot of us would probably like to forget. Of course there are good moments, the thrill of being asked out, or having a crush say yes, but we had a lot of growing pains before we became the Casanovas we are today.
A man by the name of Tim, on Twitter, saw young love blossoming at a fancy restaurant where he happened to be eating dinner. Everyone's a sucker for a love story and Tim is an avid Twitter user, so he chronicled the whole event...and we couldn't be more happy.
Saw something lovely as I was eating my Sunday dinner earlier— Tim (@forwardnotback) January 20, 2019
A young couple sat at the table next to me
They looked and sounded like a couple just starting out and it was probably their first meal out together
Tim explains that he noticed a young couple on what appeared to be a first, or at least early, date and said it warmed his heart to see it.
He was insistent that she could have ‘whatever she liked and he was paying’— Tim (@forwardnotback) January 20, 2019
She blushed as she asked “are you sure”
He replied “of course”
The menus arrived and her smiling face turned very serious
Of course any young man wants to treat his date to a meal of her choice, but it's very important you know what kind of restaurant you've walked into.
As he looked at the menu his faced paled slightly, but I guess that could’ve been the lighting— Tim (@forwardnotback) January 20, 2019
Him: Are we having a starter
Her: Are you sure, let’s split the bill
Him: Have whatever you want
He reached out and held her hand
It was lovely
So cute, but I bet you can already see where this is going.
She said: We could share a starter— Tim (@forwardnotback) January 20, 2019
Him: No you have one - I will just have roast beef
Her: me too
Him: Have whatever you want
I was cheering him on and she was trying so hard forvthe meal not to cost too much
The looks they gave each over across the table were amazing
At this point I hope this young boy realizes that this lady is a keeper. There are a lot of people out there that will rocket up a bill if they know they don't have to pay. I hate to say it, but she sounds a lot better than me when I was her age.
The waiter brought over the wine list...
Her: (looking at wine list) let me pay please— Tim (@forwardnotback) January 20, 2019
Him: Please let me this is my treat - I promised
Her: Well you choose but I’m happy with water or maybe a coke
Him: if you are sure
Her: Certain - this is lovely
Him: So are you
(At this point I almost standing up cheering them on)
The waiter returns: “have you decided yet”— Tim (@forwardnotback) January 20, 2019
Him: I’ll have roast beef and a glass of water please
Her: Me too
Him: Please have wine or they do cocktails
Her: I’m fine with water, we can go to a pub after - my treat
If he had squeezed her hand any tighter he would’ve crushed it
She's such a keeper. You have to wonder how this kid is so determined to overpay though.
Our narrator quickly realized her was being creepy. It didn't seem to bother him though.
As they were eating I noticed the waiter chatting to the manager and looking over - at me with no food and an empty glass— Tim (@forwardnotback) January 20, 2019
The waiter comes across smiles and says another glass of red
Me: yes please
But I wasn’t really concentrating - I was watching a young couple in love
But our storyteller wasn't the only one who was watching the fireworks. This is where the story takes the best turn.
And so was the waiter ...— Tim (@forwardnotback) January 20, 2019
He came left and came back with my wine and turned to the couple and said “I’m sorry I forgot to say - the roast beef comes with a complimentary glass of house champagne”
I was close to hugging the waiter
Her: Really that would be lovely
The pair ordered the champagne and toasted to a wonderful night out.
I love this small touch by the waiter. He might be Cupid in disguise!