In 2012, TLC’s My Strange Addiction introduced Nathaniel and his ‘soulmate’ – a ’98 Chevy Monte Carlo named Chase. Their love story? A mix of long drives, shared songs, and, well, let’s not dwell on the details.

Nathaniel claimed ‘love at first sight’ with Chase, even imagining his heart stopping if anything happened. Fate did strike, damaging Chase beyond repair. But Nathaniel turned tragedy into DIY triumph, crafting a bed from Chase’s parts and covers adorned with Chase’s pics.

While Nathaniel now cruises with a new car, his tale reminds us that love has some truly strange lanes.

Man in intimate relationship with his car in tears as it’s written off after accident