Texas local Duston Holloway had his heart broken when he caught his girlfriend cheating on him with another man.
Mr Holloway found his significant other asleep in bed with another man, and posed for a selfie with them in the background.
He posted the photo to Facebook, and although he has since removed it he says "thousands upon thousands of people" have offered him messages of support.
"Yesterday I thought my world fell apart I was heartbroken to ever witness anything like that," he said.
"I want to personally thank each and every one of you. The world ain't as bad as we think."
He has also created a hashtag called #teamduston.
"I just want everyone to know this ol boy will keep smiling" he said to his supporters.
A supporter on Facebook asked Mr Holloway if he confronted his now ex-girlfriend and her lover.
He says he tried to wake her up but she was drunk, and so he "calmly just took selfies and walked like a boss."
Mr Holloway said he can't accept any more friend requests on Facebook.
"I'm sorry I can't add or accept any more friends on here I have reached the max I'm so sorry I have to make a page or something but know I appreciate yalls support and in case yall ain't know (yall) is a word in the Texas dictionary."
"I'm here for real and positive stuff nothing negative if so (bye felicia )"