Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Couple’s Photo Goes Viral And They Can’t Figure Out Why Until It Hits Them.

A Strange Following

A Strange Following

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Considering they were pretty well known, they had gotten used to their pictures getting a lot of attention. But this picture was different. Not only did their followers love it, but it also got the attention of news publications all over the world. The couple didn't really understand why, though. They began to read comments to try to get to the bottom of it. And there it was. They finally saw it and it had been right in front of them the whole time.

Taking It Back

Taking It Back

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Looking back, Wendy Joseph and Dan Hennessey weren't always huge Internet stars. Actually, they remember when social media wasn't such a big deal either. Oddly enough, social media played a huge role in their love story, and eventually their success story, as well. Speaking of their story, it began in 2006 when they they were both young and in college. They didn't know each other yet, but they were about to cross path in an extremely unconventional way.

A New Site

A New Site

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Dan was 18 years old and a sophomore in college studying Exercise Science. During this time, Wendy was only 17 and had just graduated from high school. She wanted to pursue a career in public healthcare. Considering Dan was an outgoing kid who loved to party and meet new people, it didn't take long for him to find Facebook. At the time, Facebook was still very young and only used by college students who were looking to find a date. Dan immediately liked the website.

Trying To Make Friends

Trying To Make Friends

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Dan was one of many people who used Facebook to meet new people to expand his circle of friends. One day, Dan came across a girl named Daphne. They had mutual friends with each, so Dan sent Daphne a message, but she didn't reply. Dan began to go through Daphne's friends list when he saw Wendy's profile. He became smitten with the pictures, so he messaged her, too. At the time, Wendy was nervous about strangers on the internet. Instead of immediately replying, she spoke to Daphne about it. Daphne definitely had some things to say about Dan.

Persistence Pays Off

Persistence Pays Off

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Daphne informed Wendy that Dan sent her a message too, so Wendy decided not to message him back. After a few weeks, Dan sent her another message. Wendy became intrigued, so she went on his profile and realized he knew some people she went to high school with. Wendy finally messaged him back and an online friendship began to blossom. Dan wanted to meet Wendy in real life, so he invited her and her friends to a party at his place. But there was a problem. There wasn't really a party.

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