This is the kind of thing you'd expect in a romantic drama in the '90s, where Josh Hartnett or Freddie Prinze Jr. is the guy playing piano and Claire Danes is the woman he's trying to win back.
Luke Howard has begun playing a public piano in Bristol Park and said that he won't stop playing until he wins back his girlfriend of four months, whom he has called his 'Rapunzel'. Christ.
Speaking to the Bristol Post, Howard explained that the breakup "wasn’t anything nasty or bad, it was just life getting in the way. If it was anything bad why we split up then I wouldn’t be doing this, but it’s the only thing I can think of doing."
You could try moving on and leaving her alone, man. Howard went on, saying that his ex-girlfriend is "a very organised person, very practical and I’m just trying to show her I’m really serious about us. It’s a kind of off-the-cuff thing, and I just want her to know how much I love her, to give us a chance rather than leave it there. I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet.”
Naturally enough, his exploits have reached the web - and nobody's falling for it.
I really hope the music just gets sadder and sadder until he realises how much of a bellend he's being and smashes the keys with his head.
— Tom Everett (@pouringlizards) September 9, 2017
— Local Milk Person (@DanielMadison78) September 9, 2017
Having some bellend playing piano in a field in Bristol because of it. https://t.co/zELpLq2Uyz
— Peter C Falconer (@falconermusic) September 10, 2017
Heartbroken stalky piano mangler or paid PR shill? You decide. pic.twitter.com/j7O0jEcwj9
— Elvis Buñuelo (@Mr_Considerate) September 10, 2017
CAN WE STOP THESE CREEPY ACTS MASKED AS ROMANCE.
This man won't stop playing piano til he wins back his lost love https://t.co/CBmrmKPoBY
— Mazzy K (@MazzyK) September 9, 2017
If I were in Bristol, I'd go sprawl across that stalker guy's piano and improvise lyrics loudly, badly, and off-key to whatever he plays.
— Alexandra Erin (@alexandraerin) September 10, 2017
Via Twitter / Bristol Post