Last night's 'First Dates Ireland' had some great matches including the return of Matthew who was smitten with Aoife from Cork, but there were none so lovely as Pamela and Johnny.
Pamela is a 71-year-old music lover from Tralee while Johnny (73) is a former showband star from Kildare. The pair hit it off over their shared love of music and told each other about their past heartbreaks, with Johnny losing his wife at just 36 while Pamela struggled to come to terms with the end of her marriage after 39 years.
They had a very heartwarming moment when they agreed to be friends as that was what Pamela needed at that particular time.
— RTÉ2 (@RTE2) February 28, 2019
They were just so lovely, and viewers agreed.
Pamela and Johnny......N'able 😢🤗#FirstDatesIRL
— Bea (@Onlybea21) February 28, 2019
The man who lost his wife at 36 has sent me over the edge... and Pamela then... the tears are flowing 😪😥#FirstDatesIRL
— Brid McHugh (@BridMcHugh) February 28, 2019
— Gizmo mac (@gizmo2013_mac) February 28, 2019
— Marcelo Colonia 🇮🇪🇧🇷 (@marcelocolonia) February 28, 2019
What a sweet date on first dates Ireland. Pamela and John. Both people in need of a friend to just be around. I think after she see him gigging she might have a little kiss. #FirstDatesIRL excellent.
— theirishphotographer (@theirishphotog) February 28, 2019
Lads I'm weak for Pamela and Johnny 😭😭😭 #FirstDatesIRL
— Lauren💫 (@laur_96xo) February 28, 2019
Oh my God I wanna go and watch musicals with Pamela 😍 #FirstDatesIRL
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) February 28, 2019
Pamela & Johnny the most old school & cute date, we have a lot to learn from them.
— L. NíHéineacháin (@LaobhaoiseNihE) February 28, 2019
WHEN THEY HELD HANDS AT THE END 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 #FirstDatesIRL
— Holly Carpenter (@Holly0910) February 28, 2019
Pamela and Johnny - A nation holds its breath.... #FirstDatesIRL 🇮🇪
— Graham Merrigan (@Merriganmania) February 28, 2019
— tinydavyq (@tinydavyq) February 28, 2019
They also have a date night ahead if they want it:
— Coppers: The Musical (@CoppersMusical) February 28, 2019