Last Monday night, a man was shopping in Woolworths. Nothing unusual about that.

What made this shopping experience unusual – in fact, downright extraordinary – was the fact that he spotting his dream girl over in the fresh produce section at precisely 7:30pm, perusing the mushroom selection.

She had long brown hair and was wearing white shorts, and we know this because the man took a fucking photo and let his friend then post it on Woolies’ Facebook page.

Guy Keen On Unsuspecting Woolies Punter Is (Shocker) Being Called Creepy

Creepy, no? Not according to the Woolies’ social media team, who seem to deal exclusively in puns in the hope of going viral.

Guy Keen On Unsuspecting Woolies Punter Is (Shocker) Being Called Creepy

Well, it did. As you can see from that screenshot, their response has been liked almost 23,000 times, and the original Facebook post has been shared over 3,000 times.

During that time, Brok (the thirsty dude) and Blake (his mate who posted the photo) continued to engage with the post, updating everyone following it on Brok’s unsuccessful attempts to get the girl.

Guy Keen On Unsuspecting Woolies Punter Is (Shocker) Being Called Creepy

Guy Keen On Unsuspecting Woolies Punter Is (Shocker) Being Called Creepy

Guy Keen On Unsuspecting Woolies Punter Is (Shocker) Being Called Creepy

The story got picked up by Nine News this morning (and later the Australian Women’s Weekly and the Daily Mail), which of course only accelerated the virality of the thing.

This resulted in a number of people calling out the dude, Woolies, and Nine for encouraging what many people are saying is essentially cyberstalking.

But wait, it gets better!

This afternoon, Nine got in contact with Brok to see if he’d had any success in finding his dream girl (no) and how he was dealing with being a “social media sensation”.

“I feel sick, honestly,” he said of all the attention. “I’m literally sitting here on my laptop, I’ve still got to work and I am constantly getting messages.”

They also spoke to Blake, who told them Brok’s been single for two to three years. Shocker.

Brok has promised to return every night at 7:38pm to the mushroom section, but tbh, we don’t like your chances.

Photo: Facebook / Blake Mitchell Nicholls.