Jilted boyfriend giving away his vacation to Malta

May 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM ET

Tom Frankenburg, a 22-year-old student in England, had the perfect vacation planned: a trip for him and his girlfriend to Malta.

But then she broke up with him.

He tried to sell his vacation on eBay but learned he couldn't. He wanted his $1,600 trip to be enjoyed by a deserving pair, so he posted a video on YouTube offering to give it away for free.

"I genuinely want to get rid of this holiday and after a lot of thought, I thought this would be the best way to do it," he writes on his YouTube page. "It's going to be an interesting experience, something I'll remember forever and I think it's going to be fun.

He wants to personally choose the deserving two and is sorting through nominations for the trip. He plans a video to announce the winner in June. "I've seen some of the responses, and they're really kind of heartwarming stories, and they make you realize actually that my situation isn't that bad," he tells TODAY's Dara Brown.

According to Frankenburg's YouTube page, the vacation is scheduled for July 3-10 and includes direct flights between Malta and East Midlands Airport, a stay at the Hotel Fortina in Malta, and a car rental. 

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