Around three years ago, Michelle Arendas, 21, and Josh Avsec, 22, matched on Tinder. However, they had never met each other in person — until this week.
The couple, who messaged each other for three years on the dating app without meeting, finally came face-to-face on "Good Morning America."
Their story went viral after Avsec tweeted screenshots of his conversation with Arendas. Despite attending the same college, Kent State University in Ohio, the two only messaged each other funny excuses, thereby avoiding meeting in person.
Hahahaha one day I'm going to meet this girl and it's going to be epic. Look at the dates of our tinder texts. pic.twitter.com/DASQK4c5cX— Josh Avsec (@Wes_03) July 8, 2017
After thousands of likes and retweets, Avsec's tweet attracted Tinder's attention, which then offered them a free trip anywhere in the world on their first date.
They picked Maui, an island in Hawaii.
However, before the two could meet there, "Good Morning America" stepped in and arranged for their first date, which was witnessed by a live studio audience and millions of people sitting in front of their screens.
As the two saw each other for the first time in real life, they shared a hug and giggling uncontrollably — all while blushing furiously.
It was as nerve-wracking and adorable as you'd expect.