Man who made it rain at MOA professed his love for ex-wife on each dollar he tossed [PHOTO]
|Serge chills in the Fox 9 green room before a TV appearance this morning.|
THE BACKSTORY: Serge Vorobyov makes it rain money on Mall of America rotunda [VIDEOS]
Toward that end, the friend, Al (he asked us to withhold his last name), provided us with a photo of one of the dollar bills Serge tossed. He said the same message was printed on each of them.
Here it is:
According to Al, Serge downplayed the role his effort to win back Olivia played in the stunt as he began to realize that being perceived as a jilted lover wouldn't help the video get picked up by the media and go viral. So instead, he began to frame his motivations around "paying it forward" and "holiday cheer."
Al said Serge's ultimate hope, at least from the standpoint of his pocketbook, was that the notoriety generated by the video would benefit his failed car hauling business if and when he restarts it.
"We all thought it was ridiculous," Al said, referring to Serge's circle of friends. "Walking away with at best a couple dollars benefits no one. It was grandstanding."
Nearly 400,000 YouTube views later, it remains to be seen whether the video Serge's brother shot will have its desired financial impact. But as far as Serge's love life goes, it already sounds like the stunt was a failure. Al said that even after Serge publicly professed his love for her 1,000 times over, Olivia still has no intention of getting back together with him.
We've reached out to Serge on Facebook but have yet to hear back.
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