Son Posts Ad for Pub Mates for Elderly Dad

In a very British twist on match-making, a son fixed his father up with pub mates. Mike Hammond felt bad after his dad moved to a retirement home filled with women who weren't into evenings at the pub. So, Hammond posted an ad at the post office offering $14 an hour to share a pint with his dad.

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Cheers to new friends, even if you have to pay for them. In a very British twist on match-making, a son fixed his father up with pub mates. Mike Hammond felt bad after his dad moved to a retirement home filled with women who weren't into evenings at the pub. So, Mike stuck up an ad at the post office offering $14 an hour to share a pint with his dad. Among the many offers, the elder Mr. Hammond now has two new drinking buddies.

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