Shirtless backpacker popular with the ladies

When Robert Keane learned he could no longer go on a long-awaited trip with his best friend Paddy James, he figured the least he could do was find a substitute to travel with James in his place.

The 27-year-old from Sydney, Australia posted James’ photo in a backpackers’ Facebook group, asking members if they’d be willing to accompany his friend on their pre-planned journey up Australia’s coast.