He didn’t smell too great and lived under a bush. However, no matter the stench or lack of housing, one woman couldn’t help falling for his captivating brown eyes and adventurous spirit.
With two beautiful young girls, husband Vic Kocula and wife Emmy Abrahamson live a fairytale life together in Switzerland.
One would have never believed that Kocula, now a successful family man, had no roof over his head just over a decade ago.
Vic Kocula and Emmy Abrahamson. | Source: twitter.com/bbc5live youtube.com/Nyhetsmorgon
An accomplished writer and Masters degree-bearer, 30-year-old Abrahamson was on a working trip to Amsterdam in 2006. Sitting on a park bench, she was unaware that her life was about to change forever.
A ruffled man, clearly homeless, came and asked her for the time. He did so even though there was a massive clock in front of them.
Emmy Abrahamson. | Source: youtube.com/This Morning
As he sat next to her, the two engaged in a conversation. This stranger managed to pique Abrahamson’s interest. When she had to leave, he asked if he could see her again, the writer recalled:
“His exact words were, ‘Saturday, 3’0 clock, the same bench and he just walked off, and I was like, ‘What?’ [sic].”
With five days to think about the proposition, the writer couldn’t get the stranger out of her head. She decided to meet him there as he had asked, only to find that he was absent.
Vic Kocula. | Source: youtube.com/This Morning
Kocula eventually arrived on a children’s bicycle 20 minutes late, as he assumed she wouldn’t show up. Abrahamson recollected that they had a beautiful date together:
“We spent the next six hours together, walking around Amsterdam, having a picnic, and getting to know each other.”
She found out that he was from Canada, was 25 years old, and was homeless due to a backpacking trip gone wrong.
Vic Kocula and Emmy Abrahamson. | Source: youtube.com/This Morning
Spending more time with him, the 30-year-old began to fall in love. Sadly, she had to return to her home city of Vienna, in Austria. Kocula had no money or phone to contact her, but she gave him her number anyway, saying: