It's annoying when technology doesn't work in the ways we want, but as the band Frou Frou so eloquently tells us in the song Let Go, sometimes "there's beauty in the breakdown."
South Arkansas man Schuyler Benson learned this firsthand in 2009, when a glitch in Facebook logged him onto a stranger's account. This stranger, named Celeste Zendler from Boulder, Colorado, was equally confused by the mishap, and connected online to try to remedy the situation.
Through their virtual meeting, the pair found they had more in common than just a Facebook bug. One thing led to another and they eventually met in person. A few years later they were married.
In celebration of the six-year anniversary of the Facebook bug that started it all, Benson posted an Imgur series recounting exactly how a simple technology glitch led him to the woman of his dreams.
And it really sounds like the plot of a movie.
"In 2009 while living in South Arkansas, I used a flip-phone to log into my Facebook account. I opened the browser, went to facebook.com, and wasn't even given a chance to enter any login information. I was already logged in. I had to make several posts in order to find out I wasn't logged into my own account."
"Turns out, I was in the account of a nice lady named Celeste, who lived in Boulder, Colorado. She and I had never met, never lived in the same state, had no mutual friends in real life or online, shared no Facebook interests. For some reason, I was unable to logout of her account. And every time I logged in from my phone for the entire week, I found myself in Celeste's account"
"After some understandable confusion (and a little panic on both parts), I was able to log out after she sent me a friend request. She's admitted that she intended to delete me a few days later, but it turns out we had a lot in common."
"Like, a LOT in common. We became close friends online, and finally met in person in June of 2013. In the fall of 2013, she relocated from Colorado to live with me in Arkansas."
"In June of 2014, we were engaged, and subsequently moved to South Carolina, where we were married on June 21, 2015."
"I found my partner, my best friend, my great love via a simple glitch in social media. There are awful things in this world, but sometimes there's beauty, too. This is my beauty."
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