#KFCProposal: Prominent Brands Hop on to Support Lucky Couple on Twitter
A quiet restaurant. Dinner in progress. Laughs in the air. Suddenly, one of the two people seated in that corner goes down on-one-knee, pops out that case from his pocket and does the ritual – a proposal. The small crowd is wowed, the couple is happy, phones are whipped out, flashlights here and there. What a lucky couple!
That was exactly what happened in the recent proposal video in a South African KFC restaurant that went viral on Twitter. The couple, identified as Hector and Nonhlanhla, had the video of their proposal posted on social media and Twitter was quick to congratulate the couple.
Beyond congratulatory messages, the video also got the attention of the fast-food giant, KFC, who put out a request for the public to help them find this couple, promising goodies for them.
Since this was announced yesterday, several other prominent individuals and brands have come out offering “gifts” for the wedding.
Big names like German automobile manufacturer, Audi has promised to provide chaffeur services for the day; Smartphone manufacturer, Huawei has promised to gift the couple phones; Oil and Gas company, Total has promised to provide the fuel for the couples running; Puma has promised free shopping for the couple; DSTV has promised a decoder with 12 months subscription.
Other brands like Coca Cola, Amstel Malta, Lion Lager have promised drinks for the day. The couple have also gotten promises of a free holiday in Cape Town for five nights, free TV broadcast, artistes performances, catering services, photography.
In fact virtually everything that needs to be covered for a wedding, and honeymoon has been covered.
This is just another case of how important social media is. Over the years, people have gotten jobs, contracts, gigs and more from the various platform.
And this is another ‘testimony’ – a simple KFC proposal turned into a National wedding event.
Guess who is about to propose in KFC next – not me…
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