A 54-year-old man revealed that he had planned a long weekend getaway with his partner that would continue on until Monday. Then, he added that it was the first time he had ever been in love with anyone. As journalist Sarah-Jane Murphy revealed on her Twitter page, the judge had quite an unexpected — and heartwarming — response to the man’s brazen request.
According to Murphy’s tweet, here’s how the exchange played out:
Jury selection, CCJ, yesterday.
Man: I can’t serve; I’m away for weekend.
Judge: We don’t sit at weekends.
Man: I’m away till Monday. I’m 54, a bachelor & it’s my 1st time in love.
Judge: Then you GO and you GO with my blessing.
See more at Murphy’s Twitter Page.
Murphy added that it was a “truly epic moment” in the courtroom that day, and we can definitely see why. It’s not surprising at all that this dialogue is now going viral on social media, with tons of people heaping praise onto the warm-hearted judge.
“The judge broke into a broad smile and the man walked away grinning,” Murphy said. “The woman beside me turned to me and said, ‘Did I imagine that?'”