Twitter is so different now than it was 10 years ago. Back then, far fewer people were on the platform, and you could pretty much tweet whatever nonsense popped into your head — like meeting a cute girl and calling her a “jalepeno.”
That’s what a young man tweeted in 2009, only to return 10 years later with an update: he married the cute girl.
Jared Matthews was a young single 20-something when he tweeted this classy joke:
“Met a really hot girl who was half japanese half philipino. Think i ruined it by constantly callin her a jalepeno.”
But he didn’t ruin it. The girl, Analyn, thought it was “hilarious,” Jared told BuzzFeed News. They exchanged numbers right there in the Las Vegas bar where they met, and about a month later, they became official. They went on to date for years.
Jared stopped using Twitter shortly after the jalapeno joke, as you can see here.
But in 2019 he returned to his account. His page only had a few tweets on it, so he immediately saw the 2009 joke about Analyn and decided to write an update: Jared had proposed after three years of dating, and the two were now married.
The update went viral, with over 700,000 likes. Twitter can be a dark, weird place – but this? This is as wholesome as it gets, and it’s exactly what people needed to see at the end of the decade.
Jared and Analyn now live together in Ft. Lauderdale. The two haven’t shared any photos of themselves, but Jared has been busy giving strangers relationship advice after his newfound viral fame.
He told BuzzFeed News: “I knew exchanging numbers that night had been the best decision of my life.”
He was clearly right.