A 24-year-old resident of the municipality of Dourados (MS) won a horse for R$ 520 in an online charity auction, held in a WhatsApp group the night he went out to drink with friends at a June party in the city and only went remember to buy the next day. When he woke up, reality hit him hard: he didn’t remember that he had acquired the horse at auction and he went into despair.
“My mother didn’t even want me to get a Golden Retriever, because she says that we don’t have the space or conditions to take care of a dog”, he told the UOL radiology student Diogo Machado. “She was really nervous when I told her what I had done and so was I.”
The young man says he was invited by a friend to participate in the virtual auction, held last Saturday (4th) in a WhatsApp group. “When I saw that the first bid was R$100, I thought it was so cheap that I decided to enter. It was a charity auction, in favor of a hospital in the city of Novo Horizonte do Sul. So I thought I could help”.
As the bids rose, Diogo says he remained firm, covering the values. “It started with BRL 100, then it went to BRL 120, BRL 340. So I thought that if it reached BRL 500 I would be able to continue bidding. And that’s what I did. I finally offered B $520, then I closed the app and went out for drinks with friends.”
After a long night of drinking alcohol, Diogo returned home and went straight to his room to sleep. The next day, when he woke up, he saw the message on his cell phone. His last bid had not been covered and he had become a buyer of a horse named Sorrel.
“It was a desperation. Where was I going to put a horse? I then called the people from Novo Horizonte do Sul, who had organized the auction. 250”.
The student had the idea of offering the horse for sale on his social networks. The post ended up spreading and generated many memes and jokes created by internet users. In a short time, a man, who also lives in Dourados, offered to buy Alazão, for R$320.
“It was a relief. I didn’t even have to pick up the horse, it stayed there with the owner who put it up for auction and now the new buyer is going to pick it up. beneficiary entity of the auction. Glad it all worked out in the end”, he declared.