A Boston TikToker went viral for making a video explaining that she wants to swap apartments with someone for the holidays… but now it’s becoming a reality.

Grace Gagnon had an idea after being inspired by the classic Christmas  movie, “The Holiday,” a Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet rom-com about two women struggling with guy problems who swap homes in each other’s countries and end up falling in love with a local guy. She posted a TikTok using the theme music from the movie and showing off her apartment, writing “Anyone in England want to switch places for the holiday? I have a studio apt on Boston’s waterfront.” The joke quickly turned real when she got many requests on both Instagram and TikTok.

“I had so many requests on my Instagram and on TikTok,” she said, according to NBC Boston. “People sending me photos and videos and descriptions of where they live that I was like ‘Oh my God, I have to do this,'”

She has been posting updates on her account about her upcoming swap, stating that her flight is booked and she’s finalizing all the details. On Tuesday, Drew Barrymore interviewed her on ‘The Drew Barrymore Show,’ where she shared even more details. After narrowing down the requests in her Instagram DMs, Grace developed a friendship with a girl named Flow, and will be traveling to Bath, England to switch with her.

As for the love aspect? Well, it’s not off the table. “If I met a really handsome man and it was intriguing to me. I mean heck! I’d be ready for my Cameron Diaz moment,” she said. “But I’m not going into the experience with that in mind. I just want to go and have fun, make some new friends, if possible, and if someone appealing comes along then, you know what? I’m in!”

And, she’s of course being safe about this whole plan. NBCBoston stated that Gagnon is going to have background checks and security deposits exchanged to ensure responsibility for whomever stays in her home.

See the full interview with Drew Barrymore below as well as updates from her TikTok account.



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Revealing the destination of my #theholiday swap tomorrow on @thedrewbarrymoreshow !!!!!!

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