75-year-old Ray Johnstone posted the ad on Gumtree earlier this month looking for a friend to go fishing with after his friend passed away. "My name is Ray Johnstone. Australian. I'm a widowed pensioner who is looking for a fishing mate. My previous mate is now deceased," Ray wrote on the ad. "It gets a bit lonely just sitting around watching the TV a lot of the time," he told 7 News. "Going fishing by yourself is not much fun." Since the ad was posted on January 19, it has been viewed more than 88,000 times. It's been reported that about 100 anglers have been in touch with him. "When I started getting a few phone calls this morning I thought it was just because of my age, but then it kept going, and going and going," Ray said. "It means the world to him," Ray's daughter Pamela said. "He hasn't been able to do it on his own. He needs someone out there to be with him."

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Good for him. :)

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Will_Janitor 29 days ago

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Agree! Sweet ending for sure.

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Love_QuizTime 28 days ago

Somebody's got to ask the question, such as why Pamela can't go with him occasionally?

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Freeranger 28 days ago

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I'm thinking the same...maybe she hates fishing, but still I'd do it for the one I loved, cared about.

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Love_QuizTime 28 days ago

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Exactly my thought. You don't have to love fishing....but, hooray for the outcome

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Freeranger 28 days ago