- Kevin Blandford’s ‘sad face’ photo album has gone viral on the internet
- Photos have been viewed more than two million times on Imgur
- He won the trip through his workplace but his wife wasn’t able to join him
- Kevin told MailOnline Travel that the getaway wasn’t as bad as it looked
Winning a free trip would put a wide grin on most people’s faces, but one tourist couldn’t hide his ‘misery’ during a dream holiday to Puerto Rico.
Kevin Blandford’s holiday snaps have gone viral on the internet, with each one showing him pulling the same sad face in an attempt to prove how much he missed his wife.
The 33-year-old, from Louisville, Kentucky, won the Caribbean getaway through his workplace, but his wife, Bonnie, wasn’t able to join him because she stayed home to care for their six-month-old daughter.
Kevin Blandford’s photo album has gone viral with more than two million views on the website Imgur
After posting the photos he wrote that he won a free trip to Puerto Rico but his wife was unable to join him
Kevin said ‘a dedicated friend’ took the photos that show him looking miserable during his holiday
Amusing photos show Kevin looking sad while snorkelling next to a boat called ‘Spread Eagle II’, playing a slot machine at a casino and sipping drinks in the sunshine.
Kevin said the idea came to him out of the blue after a friend who joined him on last week’s trip snapped a candid photo of him.
Kevin told MailOnline Travel: ‘It kind of happened organically. I was sitting there with my friend, he took a picture of me and I looked miserable.
‘We started talking about it and we thought it would be funny to say that I didn’t have any fun at all because Bonnie couldn’t come with me.’
At the end of the trip he posted the photos on Facebook and Reddit, where they quickly became an online sensation.
Each photo shows Kevin pulling the same sad face in an attempt to prove how much he missed his wife
Kevin wrote online that his wife could not accompany him because she stayed home to care for their child
In his post on Reddit, Kevin wrote: ‘Won a trip to Puerto Rico and couldn’t take my wife. Didn’t have a single second of fun.’
Thinking the post would amuse family and friends, the photo album has been viewed more than two million times on Imgur and attracted nearly 3,000 comments on Reddit.
Many users wanted to know who was snapping photos of Kevin if it wasn’t his wife who accompanied him on the trip.
On Reddit, he told commenters that the images – including snaps showing him looking glum in bed and under a waterfall in a swimming pool – were taken by ‘a dedicated friend’.
In a comment added later, he explained why his wife didn’t accompany him: ‘I have a 6 month old, [my wife]didn’t want to be away from her for that long and taking her made things very complicated with the type of trip it was.’
After posting the photos online Kevin Blandford wrote that he ‘didn’t have a single second of fun’
Amusing photos show Kevin looking sad on the plane, in the sea and while sipping drinks in the sunshine
Despite his expression in the photos, Kevin said he had a good time on his getaway, and his wife had a good laugh when he showed her the pictures.
He said: ‘It was a fun trip. It was a work trip, though, so there were a lot of presentations and meetings.’
He is shocked by the amount of attention he has received since he shared the photos with Reddit users.
Since the photos were posted on Monday he has been contacted by media from around the world, including an Australian news network which asked him to do a live interview.
Kevin said: ‘It’s pretty surreal. I didn’t think that it was going to blow up like it did.’
Kevin said he has been shocked by the amount of attention he has received since he posted the photos
The photos have had nearly 3,000 comments on Reddit, with many users wanting to know who took the photos
Bonnie told MailOnline Travel that she didn’t ‘get’ the joke when Kevin sent the first photo, and she assumed he was tired from travelling.
She said: ‘Photos began pouring in and I thought, per usual, they were quite ridiculous and wondered what he and his “dedicated friend” were up to this time.
‘After a few, I clearly understood the joke and expected each new photo would be more hilarious.’
And she knows he wasn’t miserable without her.
‘I know he truly wanted me there, but was accompanied by the next best person and I know too well they enjoyed visiting very much. I did appreciate the joke and their efforts.’
This photo, showing Kevin playing Diablo III with his daughter, went viral after it was shared on Reddit
This isn’t the first time one of Kevin’s photos has gone viral.
Two months ago he shared a photo on Reddit that shows him playing Diablo III, with his daughter, Gwyneth Paige, on his lap.
The baby girl has a look of pure joy on her face as Kevin obliterates characters in the video game.
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