A video of a man proposing to his girlfriend at a KFC branch in South Africa, which has come to be known as the KFC proposal has gone viral and with it a surprising delight to the kfc couple at the center of it all.
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It was taken and shared to social media by a surprised observer, identified by KFC as Kateka Malobola. His impromptu recording has since been viewed over 1.4 million times on Twitter.
On Thursday KFC publicly thanked Malobola for “capturing the beautiful moment” and sharing it with the world. Then it appealed for help finding the couple.
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With a little help from two viral hashtags: #KFCProposal and #KFCWedding, the couple were soon identified as Bhut’ Hector and Nonhlanhla.
The viral hastags has sent major brands and personalities in South Africa running to sponsor the wedding of the KFC Proposal couple in whatever capacity they can.
South Africa, you guys are amazing! We’ve found the beautiful couple, and looks like we’re having a #StreetwiseWedding y’all ???? We’re meeting Bhut’ Hector and his lovely bride Nonhlanhla we’ll keep you posted. #KFCProposal
— KFC South Africa (@KFCSA) November 8, 2019
Brands like Cocacola, Woolworth, Audi, etc got involved, offering free transportation, food and drink for the couple’s big day and their upcoming honeymoon.
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“These honeymoon destinations look far. Someone needs to drive them there. We got you,” tweeted South Africa’s official Audi account.
“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!” tweeted Coca Cola South Africa.