When Fox23 reporter Martina Del Bonta was waiting at the airport terminal to board her plane, she overheard two Oral Roberts University students striking up a conversation. She saw that as an opportunity to eavesdrop on the couple’s private chat and started tweeting about it to while away the time.
I just turned around and they're really cute. But they're both standing with their arms crossed. If I could take a creeper pic I would.— Martina Del Bonta (@MartinaFOX23) December 28, 2015
But very soon she became invested as people from her workplace requested that she keep reporting the couple’s awkward attempts at flirting. As the couple’s conversation progressed and Del Bonta discovered they had similar interests, she started feeling excited on their behalf as evidenced by the tweets below:
He's bragging about his part time job now. She likes it. Said "That's awesome"— Martina Del Bonta (@MartinaFOX23) December 28, 2015
Girl: "Do you play sports?" Boy: I played basketball. I enjoyed it She's interested. Asking questions— Martina Del Bonta (@MartinaFOX23) December 28, 2015
She moved closer. Boy: do you know who Jon Foreman is? He studied economics. Girl: ..Giggles..— Martina Del Bonta (@MartinaFOX23) December 28, 2015
She even managed to snap a picture of both of them, although it turned out quite blurry and stilted.
Worst picture ever but someone hook them up!! pic.twitter.com/O71fnfQ9HC— Martina Del Bonta (@MartinaFOX23) December 28, 2015
The Fox reporter started a poll asking her Twitterati whether the boy will manage to get the girl’s number at the end of the flight. With the aid of her co-conspirators, she managed to form the hashtag of #ORUSingle.
Over the course of the flight, her tweets to the media relations department at ORU requesting a date for the couple succeeded in getting them free tickets for a concert, pizza and a dinner from SouthWest Airlines.
By the time the couple picked up their luggage, they had already read the tweets and agreed to go on a date.
Friends and family of the duo retweeted Del Bonta’s post, told her about the two students’ relationship status and thanked the reporter for looking out for them during the flight.
To check out the details of the incident, visit Martina Del Bonta’s Twitter profile.