A steel reinforced bed on wheels
A group of men
A mariachi band
And a tow truck
All of these things fell short of getting Manuel Uribe to his girlfriend’s birthday party.
In case you don’t know this man, he is the fattest man alive. Despite his recent weight loss of over 400 pounds, he is still the worlds fattest person. This photo is actually taken on a different occasion, about two years ago when Manuel decided to leave his house for the first time in 5 years. He was paraded around his neighborhood, waving and smiling for hundreds of spectators to gawk at “Jabba the Hut with a human head”.
Recently, Manuel felt the overwhelming need to gorge himself on cake at his girlfriend’s birthday party, which was being held outdoors, away from his home. Unfortunately, all attempts to have himself hauled to the party’s location were met with opposition by all physical parameters of the known world.
This is Manuel being loaded on a flatbed tow-truck so that he can be driven to his girlfriend’s birthday party.
He might have made it there, except on the road to get to the party, his bed frame hit an overpass that was too low. Manuel started getting upset that he may not be able to eat cake. He considered calling the mayor and requesting that the overpass be destroyed so that he could reach his destination.
The call was not made because doctors monitoring his vital stats during the trip, decided that his blood pressure dropped too low at that point, and advised him to cancel the trip.
Perhaps the best part of the story? This is what he said in response to the ordeal: “The saddest part was that I couldn’t fulfill my dream of taking my girlfriend out to eat.”
You can’t make this stuff up.