A Man Proposed To His Girlfriend At A KFC In South Africa. Now, Twitter Is Helping To Plan Their Wedding
Fans of the proposal are helping pay for the couple’s wedding.
November 14, 2019 at 3:36 am
Looks like Twitter folks have a wedding to plan after celebrating the engagement of a couple at a KFC in South Africa, according to the Washington Post.
Kateka Malobola, a bystander, caught the proposal on video and shared it on Twitter.
"I took the video and sent it to a group that I’ve got on my WhatsApp to say ‘check this out’ and I put it on Facebook and put it on Instagram and then boom! The whole country’s got a bloody wedding!” he said.
KFC South Africa asked for Twitter's help in locating the newly engaged couple.
Mzansi please help us find this beautiful couple, re batla ho ba blesser ???? DM us any leads, there might be a Finger Lickin' Good surprise in it for you too. Batho ba Vaal re thuseng! We love love ????❤️ #KFCProposal
— KFC South Africa (@KFCSA) November 7, 2019
Mzanzi your favourite couple is catching the derby today. Bhut Hector for Chiefs and sis Nonhlanhla for Pirates, who will take it? #KFCProposal
#SowetoDerby ???? ✌️ pic.twitter.com/t4YzWQqvXd
— KFC South Africa (@KFCSA) November 9, 2019
Of course, social media did its thing. The couple was later identified as Hector Kansi and Nonhlanhla, according to the New York Post.
The Washington Post reports that once the couple was found, strangers in South Africa started offering to help design their wedding invitations and make traditional outfits for the big day. A spreadsheet was even created so the gifts and services wouldn’t overlap.
Other companies like South Africa’s official Audi Twitter account jumped in, too.
“These honeymoon destinations look far. Someone needs to drive them there. We got you,” Audi said on Twitter.
These honeymoon destinations look far. Someone needs to drive them there. We got you.???? #KFCProposal
— Audi South Africa (@audisouthafrica) November 8, 2019
“Just like your chicken and our Coke® are the perfect pair, and we’re all for bringing people together. The soft drinks for the wedding are on us!” Coca Cola South Africa tweeted.
Yay for ♥️! @KFCSA ????
Just like your chicken and our Coke® are the perfect pair, and we're all for bringing people together.
The soft drinks for the wedding are on us! We'll keep an eye on our inbox for all the deats. ????????#KFCProposal
— Coca-Cola ZA (@CocaCola_ZA) November 8, 2019
The couple is reportedly overwhelmed with gratitude, according to the New York Post.
“This is a lot to process so they’ve asked for time to figure out their next moves,” Kansi’s friend and wedding emcee said. “[They] are beside themselves.”