How googly eyes ruined a first date has gone viral all over again

A very chirpy woman named Paige – @isle.of.misfits – has a TikTok account on which she chiefly shares clips of the rescue animals that live on her non-profit farm sanctuary.

For example, here’s a lovely video of a cat named Beyoncé adopting three orphaned kittens.

@isle.of.misfits Beyoncé adopted three babies today. 😻 #rescuelife #kittenseason #Totinos425 #onlyinmycalvins #fyp ♬ Hey, Ma – Bon Iver

However, in spite of her generous work with the animals, most people who have seen Paige know her because of this anecdote about a first date she had in 2021. Be prepared to find her laughter infectious.

@isle.of.misfits TikTok is my diary now. #undateable #gonnadiealone #googlyeyes ♬ original sound – Paige @ Isle of Misfits

TikTok users judged Paige’s date to have missed a great opportunity. We agree.

The clip was very popular at the time, but it’s popped up again after being posted on Reddit’s r/funny forum.

Redditors’ comments were very much in step with those on TikTok.

“Oh No! My Googly Eyes,… it’s too soon for you to learn about the googly eyes!”

That right there is what seals the deal… Keeper.

“What was that?”

“I’m trying to watch what I eat.”

I’m a straight woman and I fell a little in love with her.

Her genuine bubbly self-deprecating laugh is so great. You can learn a lot about a person through their laugh……and their googly eyes.

I’d want to go walk around town looking for things to stick the eyes to!

25% story, 75% laugh! Awesome date!

It could have been worse, as u/The_Great_Blumpkin explained.

I had a date once where a girl reached into her purse to pull out something and out with it came a pair of lace panties, which flung out onto the table. As she’s hastily stuffing this dark red thong back into her purse she’s saying over and over “It’s not mine, it’s not mine, it’s not mine!!!”

I was cracking up and asked her “why do you have someone else’s thong in your purse” and she goes “well, they are mine, I just panicked and didn’t want you to think I was commando right now!”.

Yes – a bag of googly eyes is definitely less embarrassing.

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