A heartwarming video of a proposal at a KFC outlet in South Africa went viral on social media. The fast food chain then started a nationwide search for the couple to “bless” them.
The search was widely supported by other entities including Cricket South Africa, retail giant Pick n Pay, and social media users. In less than 24 hours KFCSA revealed they found the couple, identified as Bhut’ Hector Kansi and Nonhlanhla.
Announcing the news KFCSA wrote in a tweet: “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”.
A 37 seconds video of the proposal posted by KFCSA on Twitter has continued to garner interest with more than 674,000 views by Friday noon.
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
Now that the couple has been identified various corporates including KFCSA, Total South Africa, Standard Bank SA, various entertainers and well-wishers are clamouring to sponsor Bhut’ Hector and his bride Nonhlanhla’s wedding.
The spirit of Ubuntu and togetherness is certainly in the air.
Social media reactions to the video and pledges made
Siyababongela! We'd also like to chip in so we can collaborate, we have something to offer that can help with imvula mlomo or anything else.. 😉 Halala Mr Kansi you’re #GoodToGo #KFCProposal https://t.co/5aGocqdP7S
— Standard Bank SA (@StandardBankZA) November 8, 2019
We'd like to offer the #KFCProposal sweethearts free Gautrain rides to and from #ORTambo to enjoy their fabulous Cape Town holiday to the max! Congrats to Bhut' Hector and his lovely fiancée, Nonhlanhla 🎉 #GautrainLifestyle #FridayFeeling https://t.co/JYN3gWclEC
— Gautrain (@TheGautrain) November 8, 2019
Yay for ♥️! @KFCSA 😍
Just like your chicken and our Coke® are the perfect pair, and we're all for bringing people together.
— Coca-Cola ZA (@CocaCola_ZA) November 8, 2019
— Pitso Ratsela (@Pitso_Sb) November 8, 2019
— rain South Africa (@RainCoZa) November 8, 2019
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