He lost the weight in 18 months.
This isn't the first time, either.
Gary met Almeda when he was 17 and she was 71 following his split with a 77-year-old woman.
She grieved her ex for two years until she walked into a restaurant one day and found out he worked there.
The woman says she heard back from the person who now has the phone number — and it's someone with a tragic story of his own.