Family stories eventually become mythology, especially the stuff we're not alive to witness. For instance, the night your parents met. If they're around, they've probably told you about, or some edited version, and we remember it for its significance. The Beginning Of You. Twitter user @LezIsMore asked their follower for their folk's stories:
A lot of these replies are cute, but about what you'd expect. A pleasant walk down memory lane, except for the high rate of divorce:
My parents met at a gym and my dad walked up to my mom because she was doing something wrong and didn't want her to get hurt. On their first date my mom told him she that she is in AA and he quit drinking on their first date. They have been married 29 years.— Sam Duke (@sam_duke01) February 22, 2018
At a bar in Germany. My dad was stationed in Germany and my mom was the bartender. He told her that they would get married in the States and he would bring her back after having my older sister...he never brought her back and she doesn’t plan on moving back...she’ll visit though— Jenna LeNiece (@jenna_has_just) February 21, 2018
At Disney, my mom worked Lost and Found. She used to say, “your dad was lost and I found him.” 27 years later, they found out they should’ve stayed lost cause they found other people. 😂😭— Lulu Maisha 🇺🇸🇵🇷 (@good_luck_lulu) February 21, 2018
They went to elementary school, middle school, and high school together. They didn’t start dating until after they graduated tho. Probably became real “friends” at a party (the partier types ya know). Decided to get married at 22. Been divorced 6 years— Erica (@misslucke) February 23, 2018
They met @ a house party. My mom was a sweet girl who never partied, first time out. My dad was a G hangin w/ friends. Mom thought he was cute, he thought she was a little annoying. She was persistent (& the jealous type) but he liked that. Married for 22 years w/ three kids🤗💖 pic.twitter.com/2cm4sf0KHF— Jenny Nguyen (@nguyenvanjenny) February 21, 2018
My mom worked the graveyard shift at a gas station. My dad walked in one day and said he was going to marry her. He came in every night after, and stayed until she left to make sure she was safe. They’ve been together 23 years now. 💕— JoyaD (@JoyaLemons) February 22, 2018
But then Twitter user @_adrxante changed the game with this anecdote:
No one could believe that someone would keep chatting with a random guy who called them from jail, but @_adrxante insisted it was true:
Yes this is a true story, I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried 😂— terra ryzing. (@_adrxante) February 20, 2018
If I was going to make up a story about my parents meeting, wouldn’t I say something more plausible 😂😂 this would be random as hell.— terra ryzing. (@_adrxante) February 21, 2018
Her story really blew up, so she called her folks to tell them their love story was viral gold.
I called my parents this morning and told them about the Twitter affinity for their love story. My mom said “you never turn away from someone in need, the Lord placed me here to help & I found my husband & father of my children by his will”— terra ryzing. (@_adrxante) February 21, 2018
People still didn't believe her, so she showed that she'd been tweeting the same story for awhile:
That doesn't prove the story is true, but at least she's consistent. And when her dad got outta jail, he went to visit the woman who had becomes his pen pal.
He started calling her on purpose, then she would go visit him, he ended up getting out a little over a year after the original call.— terra ryzing. (@_adrxante) February 21, 2018
She asked her dad who he had meant to call all those years ago, but he "couldn't remember."
Last question, do we know who he was trying to call? This is so cool— EMW (@mariahhhh_emm) February 21, 2018
But he covered it up with this sweet message:
Dad said “it was honestly the best mistake I’ve made in my life. Wouldn’t trade it or change it”— terra ryzing. (@_adrxante) February 21, 2018
Ooh, he really is a charmer.