52-year-old Paul Mason from England USED to be the fattest man in the world, weighing in at 980 pounds. Then in 2010, he had gastric bypass surgery. And in the last three years, he's lost over 600 pounds. Back in May, he was in the news again, because his government healthcare plan wouldn't cover the $100,000 surgery he needs to remove over 100 pounds of excess SKIN, which still forces him to move around in a wheelchair.
Which is when a 40-year-old woman from Massachusetts named Rebecca Mountain heard about him, and got in touch. Rebecca was inspired by his weight loss, they started talking on Skype, then started DATING. And she's actually pretty attractive.
They finally met face-to-face for the first time on Saturday. And they talked about their relationship on a British talk show yesterday morning, where Rebecca said that even if Paul NEVER gets rid of the extra skin, she'll still love him.
But now it looks like he WILL get the surgery, because a doctor in New York has offered to do it for FREE. And Paul says he plans to move to the States to have the surgery, and to be with Rebecca. (Daily Mail / NY Daily News / BBC)