Brands, netizens show their benevolent side to #KFCProposal in S Africa
It was as Finger-likin’ good a proposal as can be. #KFCProposal started trending on Twitter after a video of a proposal at a KFC restaurant in South Africa went viral. The video shows a man kneeling and presenting a ring to his partner in the middle of their meal.
South Africans have been offering to help the couple have the wedding of their dreams. KFC South Africa shared the video and asked to help in finding the 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 pic.twitter.com/6bj89dtj4j— KFC South Africa (@KFCSA) November 7, 2019
The post has received over 70,000 likes with over 23,000 retweets.
The couple was later identified as Bhut’ Hector and Nonhlanhla. Soon netizens offered to help with their wedding. Offers to help with accommodation for their honeymoon and performances at their ceremony were made.
Even various brands and companies joined the trend to help out the couple. South Africa’s official Audi Account tweeted, “These honeymoon destinations look far. Someone needs to drive them there. We got you.”
Various offers along with thousands of pounds worth of donations were offered to the couple. Kateka Malobola, who filmed the video and uploaded it on social media, said on a follow up post, “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 couple thanked their well-wishers in a statement to SowetanLIVE. They couple also mentioned that they had originally married in 2012, but Hector wasn’t happy with the rings he bought then and wanted to buy his wife something better.
The couple thanked the people in their statement, stating, “Thank you South Africa. Your kindness has truly warmed us. We would have never imagined that our love story would have touched so many of you.”