Woman Spots Her Boyfriend In Video She Took Six Months Before She Met Him
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A woman spotted her boyfriend in a video she took at Disneyland six months before they met.
Anyssa Martinez, 22, from California, US, met her now-boyfriend Nathan Hatton, 28, on Instagram in early 2020.
The pair shared a love for all things Disney, and their relationship grew in the early days of the pandemic.
But it turns out their love story started earlier than they originally thought – six months in, Anyssa noticed she’d actually interacted with Nathan at a Disneyland parade.
While scrolling through her phone, she found a video taken while visiting the theme park with her family.
Anyssa was shocked to see her partner as a performer in the parade – and he even waved at her as she filmed.
"I truly never thought I would find my Prince Charming, but Nathan has exceeded any fairytale I could have imagined,” she said.
"I was bored one day and decided to look through old Disney memories and noticed that I had a video of him from 2019.
"I remember it really vividly. I was so shocked when I realised Nathan was the coachman in the video!
"Watching the Electrical Parade has always been my favourite, and finding this video makes it even more meaningful.
"I always wave to the performers but the fact that he noticed me in such a big crowd made me feel so special. It’s one of my favourite memories at Disneyland.”
Nathan was just as surprised when he saw the clip, and when asked why he tipped his hat at Anyssa, he said there was something about her that caught his eye.
Anyssa continued: "He’s convinced it was meant to be from the beginning. Love has a funny way of finding you when you least expect it."
Since posting the revelation on TikTok last month, the clip has been viewed more than 227,000 times, with dozens of comments from people sharing their praise for the heartwarming story.
"No way this is a dream come true," wrote one user, while another said: "I still can’t believe this, talk about fate!"
A third added: "This is so cute."
Speaking of her video going viral, Anyssa added: "I thought this video would only reach a few hundred people, so it was a huge shock when so many people saw our story.
"It was really overwhelming how many kind messages we received.
"It’s really common for people to receive hate on social media, but the response to our video was so positive.
"I’m so glad our story made so many people smile."