Love they say is blind. The feeling is hard to put into words. It springs up emotions that run the spectrum from agony to ecstasy, and can inspire us to do some of the craziest things.
That’s where this 41-year-old Peter Cirk, from Holland comes in. The middle-age man who was, with all intent, recently hospitalised after he spent ten days at Changsha Airport, China, hoping to meet his Chinese girl he had met online, CCTV News reports.
Cirk had met his 26-year-old love identified only as Zhang on a social network, two months earlier.
The two started off a relationship immediately. Tired of allowing 4,500 miles separate them, the Dutchman decided to apply for a Chinese visa and go meet Zhang for the first time.
He informed he was coming, and even sent her a photo of his travel papers, but when he arrived at Changsha airport, she stopped responding.
Believing Zhang would still come, Cirk decided to wait for her in the airport.
Pictures gone viral on Chinese social media show the Dutchman waiting patiently on one of the benches, with no foot wears and with his baggage lying next to him.
Every passing day, his hopes of meeting his Chinese lover go progressively downhill, and so did his health. Ten days later in Changsha airport, Peter Cirk became drained and had to be hospitalised.
One photo shows him being taken away in a wheelchair with an IV drip in his arm. Chinese reporters immediately tracked down Zhang and asked her why she had treated her online boyfriend so badly.
She confessed that Cirk had told her he was coming to see her, but she thought he was making jokes.
Hear what she had to say:
“We had advanced our romantic relationship but later he seemed a little callous toward me. One day he sent me a photo of air tickets abruptly and I thought it was a joke.
“He didn’t contact me later.”
It turns out Peter had left her messages online, and didn’t know that she had traveled to another city for plastic surgery.
She added that she still wanted to continue their romance, and would meet the Dutchman when she recovers from her operation.
Meanwhile, Peter Cirk has already flown back to his native Netherlands and it’s unclear if he is willing to take a chance on Zhang again.