Many people have looked at a brand's Twitter account and wondered how the person running it has a job, but Victoria Carlin of London looked at her favorite bookstore's social media presence and wondered if the guy behind it was single. What came next is a love story for the storybooks, or at least for Twitter.
Ms. Carlin's favorite bookstore is Waterstones, a London-based chain that's like Barnes & Noble but with a bar and more community events, but it was the Twitter account of her local branch that caught her attention. Even today, it's much more personable than your average brand Twitter:
But back in 2012, it was a joke about Pokémon (how topical!) that would eventually lead to wedding bells.
So they replied...
Little did Carlin know, that book nerd she was flirting with was Jonathan O'Brien, her (spoiler alert) future husband. After some more exchanges on Twitter, they decided to meet in person. O'Brien told Mashable...
"One day Victoria came into the shop with doughnuts, I ate them (giving away a very cavalier attitude to food from strangers)."
The two then went on a walk during his lunch break, and Jon gave her a copy of The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, because Victoria had mentioned it was her favorite movie. Fast forward four years later, and he done put a ring on it!
But not before he caught a Jynx playing Pokémon Go at the ceremony.
Such a sweet story. So, if you ever find yourself up at night fantasizing about the social media guru behind Domino Pizza's Twitter account, try reaching out and grabbing a slice of human contact. They might just turn out to be the love of your life.