In 2012, a couple from China known as Mr. Ye and Ms. Xue got married and welcomed twin daughters into the world. They’d been dating for the past year after their friends introduced them in Chengdu in 2011. Little did they know that wasn’t their first meeting.
Eleven years earlier in 2000, the two not only happened to visit the city of Qingdao at the same time, but the same square as well! Unlikely as it was, they each had photos taken of them in front of the same structure at the exact same moment. But that’s not the craziest part of this story.
While recently visiting Ms. Xue’s mother’s house, the couple found a photo that stunned them.
“I heard her mention before that she had been to Qingdao, while I also went to Qingdao and took pictures at the May Fourth Square. We didn’t know it yet,” Ye told Chengdu Business Daily. In the photo of the younger Ms. Xue, Mr. Ye could clearly be seen posing in the background for another photo!
“When I saw the photo, I was taken by surprise and I got goosebumps all over my body … that was my pose for taking photos. I also took a photo, it was the same posture, just from a different angle.”
You can’t blame them, then, for taking the photo as a sign they were meant to be. Now they view Qingdao as the fated city that brought them together. “It seems that Qingdao is certainly one of the most special cities for us. When the children are older, we will go to Qingdao again and the family will take a photo again.”
This is possibly one of the coolest first meeting stories ever. I’m sure they’ll be telling their grandchildren decades from now.