It’s a story that could only happen in 2018.
Nikki Walsh, 24, and her boyfriend, Tanner Broadwell, 26, dreamed of leaving behind a normal life and sailing the Caribbean. They sold everything they could and bought a 28-foot sailboat for $5,000.
Unfortunately, the couple didn’t have sailing experience prior to buying the boat, and they didn’t buy insurance. Broadwell’s father taught the pair to sail, but it wasn’t enough to help them navigate the foggy night when the sailboat hit something in the water and capsized.
Walsh and Broadwell aren’t ready to “give up on their dreams,” and apparently, people don’t mind helping them. The couple’s GoFundMe page has raised more than $14,800 so far to finance the couple’s sailing dream, surpassing their $10K goal.
Glenn and Stu talked about this unbelievable millennial story on today’s show.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
GLENN: So tonight you don’t want to miss TV. There is something really wrong. (?) and we’re going to use just the facts from the New York Times. Of course not yesterday’s New York Times. We’re going to tie a few stories together for the New York Times because they refuse to tie them together for themselves. So we will show you that tonight at 5 o’clock with the rest of the media, would like to pretend this isn’t the article you’re looking for.
STU: And then at 5:30, the news and why it matters. The brand-new (?) please check that out. (?) Sarah Gonzalez.
GLENN: So some millennials got into a boat.
STU: They did. This is a very sad show today.
GLENN: Sounds like a joke.
STU: First of all, we sound (?) disappointed by the experience.
GLENN: That was a really sad —
STU: That was — (?)
GLENN: They did — you know, meanwhile, stuff. They weren’t beheading people.
STU: Some millennials decided they wanted to leave the world behind. Because how can we live our lives when we’re working most of the day and you have to pay so much just to live.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh.
STU: So purchase (?) a boat that is 50 years old. They sold all their possessions. Bought this boat. Decided to embark on their journey. There was one problem. Neither of them had learned how to sail. They also didn’t buy insurance.
GLENN: Okay. All right.
STU: Perhaps, (?)
GLENN: The nice thing about boats, Stu. Once you buy it, you don’t have to (?)
STU: No maintenance costs. There’s no effort at all.
GLENN: Those are easy. Those are great.
STU: Well, they capsized (?) to Key West. They were pulled into a channel. Ran aground on a sandbar. Either were hurt. They did save their dog. And they tried to get the internet to pay for their new boat. They needed $10,000 to salvage their boat. And they still don’t know how to sail. They still have not (?) 13,108 I couldn’t even dollars because the rest of society is so stupid.
GLENN: Misses me off. Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh. We’ll see you tonight at 5:00.