Is this guy a creepy stalker or a just a sad person we should all feel sorry for? Luke Howard has been playing the piano in public in Bristol, England nonstop since his girlfriend, who he calls ‘Rapunzel’, dropped him like a bad habit.

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Howard said the couple had only been together for 4 months, but the breakup was apparently so traumatic that the guy had to publicly humiliate himself in front of the whole world. Some people definitely do not feel sorry for Howard and have even likened his behavior to a form of stalking.

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Howard said, “I wanted to do something that she might see, to let her know how much I loved her, that she can see and then take it or leave it.” He claims that he never wanted to pressure his ex and only intended to show her how much he cares about her.

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Update! It seems that Mr. Howard has finally stopped playing after someone punched him in the head. I’m not condoning violence in any way, but maybe someone finally got sick of hearing him tickle the ivories and just couldn’t take it anymore. No word yet on whether ‘Rapunzel’ took him back. I’m guessing it’s not likely…

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h/t: Mashable