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US man's Tinder date saves his best friend's life

9Honey logo 9Honey 6 days ago Natalie Cornish
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When a Florida man swiped right on Tinder, he didn't expect to find a date and a generous stranger who would go on to save his friend's life.

Rich O'Dea matched with 35-year-old mum-of-one Jennifer Thomas a few months ago. He told ABC there was instant chemistry as they messaged back and forth.

"I thought Jennifer was a pretty girl", he said. "We had many mutual friends and it's always a good sign so I swiped right."

The pair met for several dates, and on one O'Dea opened up about his best friend Scott's wife, Erika Bragan.

Erika — a 47-year-old mum-of-two — suffers from a rare form of kidney disease and had been unsuccessfully searching for a donor for nearly three years.

Rich said his date was really interested to hear her story.

"All that happened was we had a conversation about it", Jennifer said. "He told me about her and I wanted to do something.

"I’m a mom and she’s a mom and I just couldn’t imagine being in her shoes and her children losing their mother. I knew I had to find a way to help her."

So, Rich put his date and his best friend's wife in touch. They're no longer dating but something magical has still come from their Tinder romance.

Jennifer was tested and proved to be the perfect donor match for Erika. She is set to receive a kidney from her on Saturday.

"It feels incredible to be able to help", Jennifer said.

"Going on a Tinder date, maybe having a romantic relationship, that's great, I mean that's wonderful. A lot of people do that, but I've gained something a lot better", she added.

"Jennifer is our angel, she came down from heaven and blessed us", Scott told PEOPLE. "We are so thankful, the planets aligned and Tinder gave her an angel. It’s a story you just can’t make up."

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