A Man Named Burger Is Marrying A Woman Named King And Burger King Is Paying For The Whole Thing

...Sounds like it's going to be a WHOPPER of a celebration. Sorry.

Joel Burger and Ashley King are two college sweethearts from New Berlin, Illinois. They've known each other since kindergarten.

Burger is a grain inspector and King is a graduate student. Last week, the State Journal-Register announced that the couple were getting married.

Well, news of the impending "Burger-King" wedding made its way to Burger King (the company), apparently.

Burger King set up a Skype call with the couple to congratulate them.

Skype / Provided by Burger King

And then dropped the bombshell that Burger King was going pay for the whole wedding.

Skype / Provided by Burger King

"When Burger King Corporation heard about the happy Burger-King couple, we felt an overwhelming urge to celebrate their upcoming marriage," a spokesperson for Burger King told BuzzFeed. "It felt like fate: They found each other and their story found us."

Skype / Provided by Burger King

Burger and King told the State-Journal Register that they were completely blown away by Burger King's generosity.

Skype / Provided by Burger King

"All we ask in return is that they live happily ever after," Burger King said. "And maybe name their first child Chicken Fry."

Skype / Provided by Burger King



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