Twitter goes wild for South African KFC marriage proposal

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The hashtag #KFCProposal began trending worldwide


South Africans have been providing to assist a pair have the marriage of their goals after a video of the proposal at a KFC restaurant went viral on social media.

The video reveals a person kneeling and presenting a hoop to his companion midway by way of their fried hen.


KFC South Africa shared the video and requested for assist in discovering the couple.

The put up was retweeted greater than 17,000 occasions, and the hashtag #KFCProposal began trending.

The couple had been quickly recognized as Bhut’ Hector and Nonhlanhla.

But it surely did not finish there.

Quickly strangers began providing to assist plan the massive day, together with lodging for his or her honeymoon and performances on the ceremony.

“I need to provide my efficiency on the wedding ceremony free of charge… I like love,” tweeted common singer-songwriter Zakes Bantwini.

Then corporations began throwing in items.

“These honeymoon locations look far. Somebody must drive them there. We obtained you,” tweeted South Africa’s official Audi account.

“We might like to make their union much more particular by providing them a two-page unfold in our journal to allow them to inform their lovely love story!” tweeted DRUM journal.

Presents of every thing from beer to cooking pots to sportswear streamed in on Friday, together with hundreds of kilos value of donations.

Kateka Malobola, a passer-by who filmed the proposal and uploaded it to social media, spoke of his glee following the large response from South Africans.

“I took the video and despatched it to a gaggle that I’ve obtained on my WhatsApp to say ‘examine this out!’ and I put it on Fb and put it on Instagram, after which increase!” he mentioned in a follow-up video.

The love-birds thanked all their well-wishers in a press release to SowetanLIVE.E.

The couple additionally informed the web site that that they had initially married in 2012, however the groom wasn’t glad with the rings he purchased on the time and needed to purchase his spouse one thing higher.

“I do not work so I did not have sufficient money to offer spouse Nonhlanhla a befitting wedding ceremony/jewelry however needed to do one thing small,” Hector mentioned.

“Thanks South Africa. Your kindness has actually warmed us. We might have by no means imagined that our love story would have touched so lots of you,” the couple added.

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