A man’s incredible romantic gesture couldn’t win his girlfriend back – but it made him famous.
Lovesick Xiao Xu used all his savings to build an island for his ex in Hetou Village in Yingde City in Guangdong, China.
The 30-year-old completely transformed the piece of land into a romantic paradise covered in pink flowers and blooming peach and cherry trees.
Xiao also built a bridge and a swing wrapped in pink petals.
He told reporters, “These flowers are very beautiful, especially the cherry blossoms symbolize pure love. They are all loved by girls.”
The heartbroken lover spent £ 11,000 on a project after his girlfriend broke up with him when he returned to his parents’ hometown to care for her.
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He started working on the island in December and ended about a month later, but his attempt to revive their relationship failed.
His former partner shot down his advances in a cutting reaction.
She said to him, “Thank you for your sincere commitment. You will find someone better than me.”
When she responded to her message, Xiao said, “Although I am not very good at expressing, I cannot speak sweet words, but I wish her a better partner.”
Although the 30-year-old failed to regain his love, he accidentally created a tourist destination dubbed “Lovers Island”.
Couples are now flocking to the island for wedding photos and marriage proposals.
Xiao’s story has gone viral on Chinese social media, with many people promising him that he will soon find love again.
The island is free to visit and tourists are invited to take a look.