When all his bros were late to a bachelor party, this dude partied alone

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What’s a bro to do?

A bachelor party is an opportunity to congregate with all of your bros and bro out for an entire bro-tastic weekend. But what if your bros are late? Or never even show up? What’s a bro to do?

Robbie Chernow, 28, arrived in Chicago on Thursday to celebrate the end of his friend Jake’s bachelorhood. But he soon found out that the rest of the partygoers—groom included—were stuck in New York due to a canceled flight.

But like any good bro, he saw opportunity in a sucky situation, and took to his Instagram to share his solo midwestern adventures with the hashtag #ChicagoForOne.

Chernow kicked things off with a preseason Chicago Bears game—all by his lonesome. He also enjoyed one of the city’s famous boat cruises, took a spin on a carousel, visited the famous bean, and met a whole bunch of kind strangers.

In his state of loneliness, Chernow turned to the one place that would surely help him find some company: Tinder. According to his Instagram, it was his first time swiping left and right. But for once in the app’s sordid history, someone was using it for non-sexual purposes.

First time using Tinder! Fingers crossed! #chicagoforone

A photo posted by AdventuresForOne (@rwchernow) on

Tinder strangers took pity upon him and offered tips for sightseeing and food. But then things took a turn.

One of Chernow’s friends felt so bad for the lost and weary traveler that he set up a GoFundMe page to boost the guy’s spirits.

A bunch of thirsty strangers donated to the lonely celebrant because they decided they literally had nothing else to do with their money.

Robbie’s friends did make it to Chicago on Friday, leaving plenty of time for debauchery and shenanigans and any other rowdy nouns you’ve seen in a bachelor party email thread.

Congrats to the groom on his upcoming nuptials. But mostly, congrats to Robbie for being a social media #maven.

H/T Complex | Photo via rwchernow/Instagram

Marisa Kabas

Marisa Kabas

Marisa Kabas is a lifestyle reporter and activist. Her work has been published by Fusion, Fast Company, and Today. She’s also served as an editorial campaigns director for Purpose PBC, a social movement incubator.