The World's Best GoFundMe Involves Poop, Firemen, and a Tinder Date Gone Horribly Wrong

By Adam Clark Estes on at

GoFundMe can be a dark place. Sometimes, it’s your pitiful friends asking you for money so that they can take a European vacation and finally tackle that “research project” they’ve been wanting to do. Other times, it’s truly tragic circumstances, like a stranger asking for help with medical bills. But today, dear reader, one GoFundMe campaign showed the world that misfortune can be hilarious—and even heroic.

The story starts with a guy named Liam Smyth and an unnamed Tinder date in the picturesque seaside city of Bristol. It ends with a crowdfunding campaign for £300 to fix a bathroom window that a crew of firemen destroyed. Here’s a clue about what happened in between: