The Bachelorette's season premiere introduced a gaggle of handsome young men, but one in particular stood out to many fans: Joe from Chicago, owner of a winning smile and a grocery store. Joe's very normal job and thick Chicago accent made him seem more authentic and down-to-earth than the NFL players and venture capitalists that made up so much of the rest of the cast.
But sadly, it was not to be. Joe was so nervous when he introduced himself to Becca that he forgot how to speak. She said he was handsome and it fried his brain. Inside the mansion, Becca said it was "cute" that he owned a grocery store. As soon as she said that, his fate was sealed. Would she say "cute" to a football player? She would not.
At the end of the episode, Joe was sent home. But even though Becca said no to Joe, Bachelor Nation wanted more. He's this season's hot veteran Blake, who got sent home night one against fans' wishes last season.
I will marry you Grocery Store Owner Joe from The Bachelorette!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i miss u already— LW (@lindseyweber) May 29, 2018
AGREED Grocery Joe FYW. Spinoff where he runs his grocery and looks for love? Some catch phrase about checking out?— Abbey Stone (@abbeystone) May 29, 2018
THIS SEASON OF THE BACHELORETTE IS INVALID BECAUSE JOE DIDN'T GET A ROSE #TheBachelorette— ML (@thisislocks) May 29, 2018
I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT JOE THE GROCERY STORE OWNER DIDNT MAKE IT PAST NIGHT 1 ON THE BACHELORETTE I WOULD LIKE TO SUE ABC— emily (@ItsEmmyGarcia) May 29, 2018
Listen. I don't watch any of the Bachelorette/Bachelor shows because they are TRASH but I saw this Grocery Store Joe guy and he is FINE. Hit me up, Joe. I worked at a grocery store for six years 😉— kayla ⚡️ (@_kayhami) May 29, 2018
i haven't felt true heartbreak until i saw grocery store joe get eliminated on the bachelorette pic.twitter.com/mBD3seJwLn— Zoë (@zoewing_) May 29, 2018
I thought I would like Becca as The Bachelorette but she is off to a ROUGH start by sending home grocery store Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am MAD!!!!!!!!!! Put that man on Paradise— Bec (@becccathomas) May 29, 2018
Sorry, Bec. Joe probably won't be on Bachelor in Paradise. People who get sent home on the first night rarely come back. You may have to be content with following him on Instagram, where you'll get nice posts like this:
The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.