Many of us know what it’s like to have a dream that doesn’t come to fruition.
Perhaps we thought a scenario would play out in a certain way, or believed that we’d be working in a different industry to the one we do today. Maybe we’d set out sights on a particular romance that, for one reason or another, just didn’t work out.
The fact that things don’t always happen the way we want or hope for is an unfortunate staple of life, and one that a teenager from South Australia recently found out first hand.
After bravely venturing out to open up his own cafe, he was left heartbroken when not a single customer showed up…
According to reports, Tom Oswald is an 18-year-old from South Australia who had ambitions of veering away from the more conventional paths directly after high school.
Considering himself done with education for the time being, Oswald instead chose to take a gamble by way of opening up a small cafe in the town of Handorf, which lies south-east of Adelaide.
By all accounts, the teen put considerable blood, sweat, tears, and money into the venture, resulting in a cozy little establishment that he was looking forward to welcoming patrons to.
Yet Tom was reportedly left devastated when he opened up shop… and didn’t see a single customer. He took to TikTok to share this heartbreaking experience in a video that’s since gone viral.
Tom’s eye-watering confession has racked up more than two million views, while Tom himself earned plenty of online fans quick to offer him support.