Ray Johnstone, a recently widowed 75 year old, put out a classified ad looking for a fishing mate. The classified ad inspired the hashtag #illfishwithray and received thousands of views.

Mati Batsinilas was one of the viewers of that ad. He invited Ray to join his family for a trip to Stradbroke Island in Australia. Ray took him up on the offer and joined Mati and his family for fishing, swimming, and relaxation. Matt said his goal was to make Ray smile. It’s safe to say he achieved that goal.