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This Girl Found A Date To A Wedding On Twitter After A Breakup And Now She Is Marrying Him

From sliding into her DMs to walking down the aisle.

Posted on October 5, 2017, at 1:01 p.m. ET

This is Madison O'Neill and her brand-new fiancé, Charlie Dohrmann. The couple are both from Iowa, but Charlie is currently living in San Diego as he serves in the Navy.

Madison O'Neill

After two and a half years of dating, Charlie proposed to Madison in San Diego. Madison told BuzzFeed News she was totally shocked (as is evident in this photo).

Madison O'Neill

"I thought he was kidding at first and when I realized he wasn't I freaked out," she said. "I didn't see it coming at all."

While the couple's photos are super cute, it is the story behind their relationship that has made them go viral on Twitter this week. The duo actually started dating after Madison requested a wedding date via Twitter after she broke up with her previous boyfriend.

Madison O'Neill

Madison said it all started when she broke up with her ex shortly before the wedding, which she had RSVP'd to with a +1.

"Once we broke up, I realized I was dateless and I didn't really want to go alone," she said.

She then had the idea to tweet about it, and ask if anyone wanted to come with her. But, she said, it was mostly a joke.

"I figured if anyone responded it would be a close friend that would come with me just for fun," she said.

"So hmu if you wanna be my date to a wedding tomorrow," she wrote on July 10, 2015. Lucky for her, Charlie saw it.

So hmu if you wanna be my date to a wedding tomorrow:):):):):):)::)):):):):)):))/):)

@MaddieJo_13 / Twitter / Via Twitter: @MaddieJo_13

Madison said she and Charlie went to the same high school, but didn't know each other.

"He thought I was cute in high school but never had the courage to talk to me, but he saw that tweet as an opportunity and thought, hey why not," she said.

Charlie decided to shoot his shot, and offered to be Madison's wedding date the next day.

Madison O'Neill

Madison said that she actually was a little hesitant at first, and worried they would have nothing to talk about.

"I ended up saying yes because I figured that having one awkward date wouldn't be the end of the world, and I might as well go for it," she said.

To her surprise, they had an amazing time. They became official soon after. "I definitely wouldn't have guessed that we'd end up where we are now," Madison said.

Madison O'Neill

After the engagement, Madison decided to share her love story on Twitter, where they met. It went super viral, and people were totally impressed by their story.

@MaddieJo_13 / Twitter / Via Twitter: @MaddieJo_13

Many gave Charlie well-deserved props for shooting his shot so effortlessly.

@BayHolloway @Ced__Cedric @xoxodes__ @MaddieJo_13

@mai_boy_khiem / Twitter / Via Twitter: @mai_boy_khiem

And flawlessly sliding into her DMs.

@NotJacobWard / Twitter / Via Twitter: @NotJacobWard

"My boy @ChuckDohrmann landed the best shot ever," said one person.

@MaddieJo_13 My boy @ChuckDohrmann landed the best shot ever.

@lemigod / Twitter / Via Twitter: @lemigod

Everyone became super invested in their wedding.

@MaddieJo_13 I’m just saying, if this wedding isn’t live streamed I’m gonna be upset bc this is Twitter. And we a fam

@melissariver14 / Twitter / Via Twitter: @melissariver14

And other girls are hoping it will work for them too.

@BrennaCook10 @MaddieJo_13 Hoping this will work for me. @ the boys date application start now for #cooktomcguire

@Alpal_mcguire / Twitter / Via Twitter: @Alpal_mcguire

Madison said it has been "very strange" going viral, but also nice.

"It's amazing to see so many people wishing us luck and telling us how cute our story is," she said. "It's definitely making this whole engagement that much more exciting."

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.