There are many ways you could meet your significant other - perhaps in a bar, on a dating app, or after being introduced by mutual friends... but this man's story about how he met his wife is probably the most bizarre thing that you'll read today.
Not only did this man meet his future wife at a graveyard (not exactly the most sociable of places), but this incredible story also involves a murder along the way...
If the main thing that you're thinking is, how? Like, literally, how? Well, you're in luck.
Look forward to having all of your burning questions answered as the guy involved in the story has created a Twitter thread detailing every, well... weird twist and turn that led to the most unlikely happy ending, and, you guessed it, it's gone viral.
The thread has been doing its rounds on Twitter, and, let's just say, the internet has gone crazy for the story, and for good reason...
Over the last week, Twitter has been inundated with users telling stories about when they first met their significant others.From college sweethearts to modern online dating, users were sharing the story of the first time that they laid eyes on their partners.
But none of them were quite as compelling as this particular thread detailing how one man first met his wife.If you thought that you'd heard the weirdest dating story yet, just wait until you read this one.
It all started with this tweet...
Hello, good morning. A ridiculous but ENTIRELY TRUE story coming up, told in three parts. Ten tweets per part so yo… https://t.co/8pRFHGcrgW— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073743.0
The story starts off, well, pretty sad.
ONE My dad died. Classic start to a funny story. He was buried in a small village in Sussex. I was really close to… https://t.co/PsPpniauap— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073950.0
But we were reassured that the story would get funnier...After much questioning as to how the heck the story would end up being comical, much to everyone's relief, at the end of his first tweet, Matt informed us that the story would get funnier. Phew. So grab the popcorn, we're in for a long ride...
The guy was very dedicated to keeping his dad's grave pristine.
I always took flowers and my mum visited a lot and she always took flowers and my grandparents were still alive the… https://t.co/3FLMojbXc3— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073951.0
After noticing the lack of flowers left for the guy next to his dad, Matt took drastic action...
Nice but I felt bad for the guy buried next to my dad. He NEVER had flowers. Died on Christmas Day aged 37, no one… https://t.co/FTTp8Jguas— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073951.0
People started to say that they'd done the same thing.
@sixthformpoet And I did same.. I put flowers on neighbour of my relative's graves. I know their relatives also vis… https://t.co/emUDbRrJR7— Fiya (@Fiya)1560172806.0
The story still seemed pretty normal.
I did this for quite some time, but I never mentioned it to anyone. It was a little private joke with myself, I was… https://t.co/Mv1qg8mON1— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073952.0
After googling the name of the stranger that he'd been leaving flowers for, Matt made a shocking discovery...
I wondered if there was a hidden connection between us, something secretly drawing me to him. Maybe we went to the… https://t.co/hhgVfOLtMQ— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073952.0
People anxiously waited for the big reveal.We were on the edge of our seats waiting to hear who the stranger could possibly be. Was he a long lost relative, a distant friend or perhaps just a random guy? We needed to know.
Are you ready?
His wife didn’t leave him flowers BECAUSE HE’D MURDERED HER. ON CHRISTMAS DAY. After he murdered his wife, he murde… https://t.co/Pzi3s5B8XJ— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073953.0
People couldn't believe the shocking turn of events.
@sixthformpoet Me when I was hit with that plot twist https://t.co/wQwxMrtfSz— Brit (@Brit)1560168204.0
The internet was well and truly hooked.
@sixthformpoet I nearly spit my tea on my keyboard at this tweet!— Hannah JoAnn ☺️ (@Hannah JoAnn ☺️)1560171840.0
Matt couldn't believe that he had been leaving flowers for a murderer, but there's still more to come...
THAT was why no one ever left him flowers. No one except me, of course. I left him flowers. I left him flowers ever… https://t.co/WXoHG3gyYO— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073953.0
After feeling sorry for the murderer's wife and her family, he planned a way to make an apology.
I felt terrible for his wife and her parents. Now, I wasn’t going to leave them flowers every couple of weeks for t… https://t.co/xxF4VORMdV— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073953.0
The tale was becoming quite the emotional roller coaster.
@sixthformpoet https://t.co/GTwBpm4Y0p— Mike and the Premier League Champions (@Mike and the Premier League Champions)1560074276.0
People also started seeing the funny side of the tale.
@sixthformpoet Funniest thing I've read all day!— Liz Wheeler (@Liz Wheeler)1560185134.0
Others saw the opportunity to make a pun and went with it.
@jack2ber @sixthformpoet Seems like a dead end to me— Black Jay Films (@Black Jay Films)1560183465.0
But, what we were all desperate to find out was how any kind of romance came about from this.Our detective hats were on and there was still no sign of potential romance. But that was all about to change. Trust us, just keep reading...
For the next installment of the saga, Matt revealed that he then had a rather awkward encounter with a member of the victim's family.
I found out where they were buried, bought flowers and drove to the cemetery. As I was standing at their graves mum… https://t.co/gaOnGtFMq4— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073954.0
We were left stunned when Matt said this...
I explained and she said ok that’s weird but quite sweet. I said thanks, yes it is a bit weird and oh god I ASKED H… https://t.co/QKM9bpntFy— sixthformpoet (@sixthformpoet)1560073954.0
After reaching the end of the story, Twitter plummeted into turmoil."Shook" doesn't even come close.
The story may have reached a dramatic close, but the reactions will make your day.
@sixthformpoet Maybe I should get off Match and start on the cemetery circuit...— Just Jack (@Just Jack)1560171221.0
The thread was flooded with hilarious responses.
@sixthformpoet "And that kids is how I met your mother.." https://t.co/QIBL8nbMvP— המלכה גמבה 🏴 (@המלכה גמבה 🏴)1560183203.0
People thought that the guy's story was comedy gold.
@alejandrocsome @sixthformpoet 4 Funerals and a Wedding— Anthony David (@Anthony David)1560094008.0
Some even said that the story should be made into a film.
@sixthformpoet @netflix i will want to see this as a movie. Make a deal with him— zirena👑 (@zirena👑)1560199477.0
Others even had a title for the movie thought out.Netflix wouldn't have to worry about naming the blockbuster, as this Twitter user had it covered.
And the memes just kept rolling in.
@sixthformpoet @HannahPopsy THIS is How I met your mother shouldve ended amirite @ActuallyNPH https://t.co/Dj6ujHPtmu— Tharusha Gunawardena (@Tharusha Gunawardena)1560078396.0
So, forget Tinder, get yourself down to your local graveyard.
via: ShutterstockIt may not be the first location that springs to mind, but if Matt's story is anything to go by, you might just find your future life partner there.