This Couple Found True Love, Thanks To A Weird Facebook Glitch.
Schuler Benson had no idea that a Facebook glitch would change the course of his life. Out of the blue, Benson’s phone was automatically logging into the account of a woman named Celeste Zendler, who lived in Boulder, Colorado. Both Benson and Zendler kept writing on her wall trying to figure out how to fix the problem.
The only way Benson, living in Arkansas at the time, was able to log out of this stranger’s account was through a Friend Request. What started as a frustrating situation turned into a love story. Benson recently posted this story and photos to Reddit.
Six years ago today, a glitch in Facebook mobile logged me into the account of a woman I'd never met. We were married this past June.
In 2009 while living in South Arkansas, I used a flip-phone to log into my Facebook account. I opened the browser, went to facebook.com, and wasn't even given a chance to enter any login information. I was already logged in. I had to make several posts in order to find out I wasn't logged into my own account.
Turns out, I was in the account of a nice lady named Celeste, who lived in Boulder, Colorado. She and I had never met, never lived in the same state, had no mutual friends in real life or online, shared no Facebook interests. For some reason, I was unable to logout of her account. And every time I logged in from my phone for the entire week, I found myself in Celeste's account.
After some understandable confusion (and a little panic on both parts), I was able to log out after she sent me a friend request. She's admitted that she intended to delete me a few days later, but it turns out we had a lot in common.
Like, a LOT in common. We became close friends online, and finally met in person in June of 2013. In the fall of 2013, she relocated from Colorado to live with me in Arkansas.
In June of 2014, we were engaged, and subsequently moved to South Carolina, where we were married on June 21, 2015.
I found my partner, my best friend, my great love via a simple glitch in social media. There are awful things in this world, but sometimes there's beauty, too. This is my beauty.
Next, a Facebook message that changed her life.