The Story Of Two Strangers On A Blind Date Who Weathered The Gangnam Flood In A Hotel Room Has Gone Viral

“I feel like I was in a movie…”

On August 8, Gangnam and its surrounding districts were pelted with a historic downpour, resulting in massive flooding.

Gangnam flood | Chosun

According to reports, seven people lost their lives, and six people were missing from the flood.

Aftermath of flood in Gangnam | Maeil Kyungjae

Flooded Gangnam | Chosun Ilbo

According to insurance reports, over a thousand cars were submerged in the flood water as the rain destroyed property, subway stations, and businesses.

| Chosun

| Nate

Although the tragedy seemed devoid of any silver linings, one netizen’s post on an online community proved love can be found anywhere, even during a flood.

A netizen’s post about having to traverse the flood with his blind date has gone viral.

Man in flood unrelated to the netizen’s love story. | Mania

The netizen stated he was on a blind date when the flood water started rising. Drenched from the rain and fearing for their safety, the newly met strangers checked into a hotel room.

Unrelated hotel room in Korea for illustrative purposes | Agoda

In the hotel room, the two strangers got cleaned up and shared their life stories with one another.

I’ve never experienced something like this in my life. But I feel like I was in a movie. There was no way we could go home, and we were drenched, so we had to check into a hotel where we washed up and shared about our lives for a long time.

— Netizen

The netizen further added that he hoped she felt the same way about their date as he did.

She has left for work, and because I can work from home, I am getting ready to leave the hotel. If things go well, I’ll leave an update. I really hope I’m able to leave an update.

— Netizen

A nosy netizen asked the author of the post if they “did it,” to which the netizen replied like a gentleman. 

No, because I liked her.

— Netizen

Hopefully, the netizen will be able to leave that review. Read the full translation of the post below.

I’ve never experienced something like this in my life. But I feel like I just shot a movie. There was no way we could go home, and we were drenched, so we had to check into a hotel where we washed up and shared about our lives for a long time. She has left for work, and because I can work from home, I am getting to leave the hotel. If things go well, I’ll leave an update. I really hope I’m able to leave an update.

— Netizen

Source: Wikitree