This 'Pokémon'-Obsessed Couple Met on Twitter In the Cutest Way Possible

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Every once in a while, the universe gives us a gentle little reminder that true love exists. It's the feeling you get when you see a corgi do a belly flop off a pontoon boat, or when you take your first bite into a cheesesteak after a 28-day juice cleanse. Sometimes, it's an actual relationship, as proven by the union of Victoria Carlin, 32, and Jonathan O'Brien, 30, two self-described "book nerds" who fell in love (and ultimately got married) after Carlin flirted with O'Brien on Twitter

It all started in 2012, when Carlin replied to a Pokémon joke O'Brien tweeted from an official Twitter account of U.K. bookstore Waterstones — specifically, the Tottenham Court Road location's account — where he worked as a social media manager. Carlin was almost immediately smitten:

O'Brien responded perfectly (and, frankly, adorably):

To which Carlin riposted with a cogent (and, frankly, accurate) point:

The two then decided to purchase a cabin in southern Maine, where they proceeded to engage in a five-day boinking marathon before tying the knot at an elaborate, Pokémon-themed destination wedding ceremony. 

Jk! It took a little longer than that. But their love story did have an equally happy ending: After tweeting back and forth for a few days, Carlin visited O'Brien at the bookstore, bringing him a box of doughnuts after he tweeted he had a yen for them. (Cute! Also a little stalker-y and weird... but mostly cute!). 

After going on their first date (where he brought her a copy of The Wizard of Oz, natch), the two started dating seriously. Four years later, they got married at a church in the United Kingdom, in a ceremony that was both appropriately twee and Pokémon-centric, if O'Brien's tweet featuring a Pokémon Go character while walking down the aisle is any indication:

Congratulations to the happy couple! Also, to anyone who secretly has a crush on a brand's social media account: Go ahead and tweet at them, girl. Because if you're as lucky as these guys, one day you two might be tying the knot with the voice of Taco Bell's Twitter.  

Read more: 
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EJ Dickson

Ej Dickson is Mic's Connections editor. A former lifestyle editor at the Daily Dot, Ej has also written for Salon, Vice, the Awl, the Hairpin and Women's Health Magazine. She does a middling impersonation of R&B star Macy Gray.

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