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Thai girl starts social media campaign to find Wexford lad who photobombed her selfie

The girl met DCU student David Atkinson at a gig in Bangkok earlier this month – and she wants to find him again.

AN IRISH STUDENT is currently the subject of a social media campaign in Thailand, started by a girl looking to find the mystery man who photobombed her selfie.

Wexfordian David Atkinson, a student at Dublin City University, went to visit his brother James in Thailand earlier this month.

At a concert in Bangkok, the pair went around making mischief and photobombing people – and now one girl wants to reunite with the man who stole her heart (and her photo).


David told his side of the story:

During our time [in Thailand] we went to a The 1975 concert, there were over 5000 people in the packed theatre. Being the cheeky divils that we are we starting photobombing people taking selfies. We must have gotten in 30 pictures, incredible craic especially when you haven’t a clue what anyone is saying, just laughing.

He didn’t realise that he had made a real impression on the locals until he returned home:

This morning I got a post on my Facebook wall from my brother – he saw a post on the Bangkok Expats page, and one of the women I got in a photo with is now looking for me. She has a blog that’s getting quite a lot of traffic in Thailand in search for me!

Sure enough – here’s the blog post, and there’s David’s mug:


David told that he intends on getting in contact with the girl, once he figures out how to do so.

It looks like she might get there first, though, as one of her readers has tracked down David’s Facebook page.

Could this be a love for the ages? We’ll update as the story develops.

Thanks to Donie O’Sullivan for alerting us (and David himself) to the story

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