A journalist tried to shame a South African couple for getting engaged at a KFC—and the internet clapped back in a massive way. Now, the happy couple is receiving tons of offers from wedding day catering to home furnishings to spa treatments, all because people recognize love is love no matter where you propose.
Anele, who has turned her Twitter account to private due to the unwanted attention, initially wrote the following tweet upon seeing the proposal:
“SA men are so broke they even propose at KFC…they have absolutely no class, I mean who proposes at KFC #KFCProposal.” The tweet was accompanied by the laughing crying face emoji.
Anele’s tweet was not received the way she had hoped. Folks were angry she was making fun of the couple, who looked incredibly joyous at their engagement. They said she didn’t need to dump all over their special moment, and who cared where they got engaged anyway if they were happy?
KFC South Africa got wind of the proposal and posted the video asking for folks to help locate the couple. Soon, they were identified as Hector and Nonhlanhla.
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 pic.twitter.com/6bj89dtj4j— KFC South Africa (@KFCSA) November 7, 2019
And then the offers started rolling in.
We just could not resist all this Lovin’ ❤ We would love to take Mzansi’s fave couple on an all-expenses paid trip to Cape Town for an unforgettable VIP experience at Toni Braxton’s #AsLongAsILive Tour. Thank you for celebrating love. Kwakuhle kwethu!
— McDonald’s SA (@McDonalds_SA) November 8, 2019
— Audi South Africa (@audisouthafrica) November 8, 2019
PUMA Boyz keep doing the most #KFCProposal 🙌🏾.
— PUMA South Africa (@PUMASouthAfrica) November 8, 2019
Guys is the sweetest story ever. Please dm me,my jewelry company will donate with these two beautiful rings worth R45000. They deserve Rose Gold with diamonds . #KFCProposal pic.twitter.com/yXmnUUCYQT
— Emerald💎 (@billydlamini) November 8, 2019
Congratulations to the Couple.
If you would Allow us, we offering you our services and material worth R40 000. We can hook you up with Bedroom Cupboards or Kitchen. Let us transform your home #KFCProposal pic.twitter.com/WOoqUPIkK9
— Moremi Kitchens (@KitchensMoremi) November 8, 2019
— LeCreusetSA (@LeCreusetSA) November 8, 2019
At present, there have been over 224 services and items offered to Hector and Nonhlanhla.
Updated list of the things donated or contributed so far.— ntsikelelocalvinntsika (@NtsikeleloCanga) November 9, 2019
Note: Not everyone is here already, so post those that are not here under this tweet. #KFCWEDDING#KFCProposal
A thread https://t.co/DiFsm6Pw5Z pic.twitter.com/tW6OAD7bhm
Today, KFC South Africa announced that the couple has picked a date for their wedding.
Our national couple Bhut Hector and Sis Nonhlanhla have given us a date for their big day!!!!!!!! SI YA SHATISA NGO 31 DECEMBER 2019 BAKITHI! Alililili 🥳 it’s a #StreetwiseWedding ya’ll, more details to follow. 😉 #KFCProposal pic.twitter.com/Y1QJkRnJeQ
— KFC South Africa (@KFCSA) November 15, 2019
So now the question remains: is all of South Africa invited?