A proposal by a South African man to his fiancee in a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) branch in the country has set social media abuzz and gotten a lot of people talking.
Bhut’ Hector went on one knee to propose to Nonhlanhla, “the love of his life”, and as she said yes, bystanders gushed and captured the moment with their mobile phones — as he put the ring on her finger.
Kateka Malobola, one of the observers, who captured the incident on video, took to his Twitter page to share the beautiful moment.
KFC thereafter got wind of the footage and on Thursday took to its handle to share the video clip and asked people to help find 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,” it wrote.
“Shout out to @Kmalobola for capturing this beautiful moment and sharing it with us. Danki san”.
Shout out to @Kmalobola for capturing this beautiful moment and sharing it with us. Danki san! 👊
— KFC South Africa (@KFCSA) November 7, 2019
On Friday, the fast-food company took to its page to announce it had located the couple and will be meeting them soon.
“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,” it wrote.
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
The announcement sparked a deluge of reactions on social media platforms as popular brands like Audi, DSTV, Coca-Cola, Standard Bank, Puma and many more also pledged to come on board and support the wedding.
Some individuals also took to the microblogging platform to promise their support to the wedding with gifts like cars, skin treatment and other forms of donations.
Meanwhile, the incident is currently at the top of Twitter trends.
“Well done to Corporate SA, this has to be the wedding of the year. ubuntu wins,” a Twitter user said.
“If you want to know who South Africans really are, watch the reaction to the #KFCProposal, the flood of sponsorships (many from ordinary people) the incredible good will directed at this couple Witness how we celebrate #ShoMadjozi meeting John Cena. We treasure joy. We love love,” another user said.
Here are some top reactions to the proposal:
If you want to know who South Africans really are, watch the reaction to the #KFCProposal, the flood of sponsorships (many from ordinary people) the incredible good will directed at this couple
Witness how we celebrate #ShoMadjozi meeting John Cena.
We treasure joy. We love love
— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) November 8, 2019
Well done to Corporate SA, this has to be the wedding of the year.
— Entrepreneur Zone (@SayEntrepreneur) November 8, 2019
— Samuel Bolu 🤹🏽♂️ (@whalakid) November 8, 2019
Eish I hope they allow #KFCProposal couple to have their wedding their way.
Let #KFCWedding not be a celebrity spectacle where this couple’s families & friends are sidelined bcs there’s now VIP prioritization.
Celebs stay away. Donate and let the day be about the couple 😇
— Kgopolo Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) November 8, 2019
South Africa is so amazing right now with the #KFCProposal tweets and overwhelming support for the couple.
Love and support is so beautiful. 🙏🏻🌹
— Esther Agbarakwe (@estherclimate) November 8, 2019
— Lindile❣️ (@Lindile_ph) November 8, 2019
Acts while the post still flames 🙌🙌🙏🙏🙌👏👏💦 pic.twitter.com/Zxaz80CSuy
— KE SHARP (@danielmarven) November 8, 2019
— iGrootman📸 (@_skhu_) November 8, 2019
— Craig Olatunji (@KingGbesele) November 8, 2019
I know it’s low-key Twitter culture to look for something negative in even the most beautiful, purest moments and situations.
But please, can we just be happy for this couple without searching for what could be bad about this.
Let’s just be happy. #KFCProposal
— Nonhle Beryl (@NonhleBeryl) November 8, 2019
If every single sponsor comes on board, Hector and Nonhlanhla can have the traditional wedding AND the white wedding of their dreams #KFCProposal
— #SidebarWithSindi (@sindivanzyl) November 8, 2019
Yazi I completely forgot that behind the brand twitter accounts, are human beings working tirelessly to convince their stingy bosses that this #KFCProposal is worth the fuss. Salute lona ❤️
— Malehloenya Tsoaeli (@iTsoaeli) November 8, 2019
SO NICE TO END THE YEAR WITH A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING LIKE THIS ONE 😍❤#KFCProposal
— Sivu (@sivuyise_jnr) November 8, 2019
When God prepares a table for you in the presence of your enemies 😭♥️ this is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever witnessed. #KFCProposal
— Sinethemba (@cnehshuga) November 8, 2019
— Ms.Keys 🔑 (@SM__khize) November 8, 2019
Can some company also offer them well paying jobs IF they’re not working #KFCProposal .
— 20 November 🎊🎂🎉💃🏾 (@salmakhumalo) November 8, 2019
— JUSTICE (@KeBlack_Justice) November 8, 2019
— IG: Nyiko_prince_mabasa (@nyikoo_prince) November 8, 2019
Weddings are so expensive, what is happening right now with #KFCProposal is one of the biggest gifts you can give to two people. I hope everything comes together and everyone keeps their generous promises to the couple because this is beautiful 😭
— 𝓛𝓲𝓵𝓲𝓽𝓱 (@Neo_url) November 8, 2019
— Sedeeqa Kalam (@sedeeqa) November 8, 2019
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