If you think the quarantine has put an end to magical love stories, think again. Just this Tuesday, the small town of Asingan, Pangasinan witnessed a wedding between a delivery rider and an online shopper!
Marlon Cajucom, a Lazada rider, exchanged vows with online shop suki Jhasin May Benito on 26 Jan 2021. Asingan Mayor Carlos Lopez Jr. officiated the intimate ceremony.
The story of how they met
The couple, who both have lived in Asingan prior to knowing each other, first met when Marlon delivered goods to Jhasin. Reportedly, it was Jhasin’s mother, Mary Grace Benito, who introduced them to each other. Mary Grace has been a regular customer since October last year.
One would wonder what set Marlon apart from other riders. Apparently, he first captured his now mother-in-law’s heart with his grit.
“Kasama sa pangarap ko yung magpursige sa buhay.”
“One time, nakapagdeliver po ako sa kanila, late na. Nagulat sila, nagtataka sila na late na nagdedeliver pa ako noong time na yun,” he says, as posted in the PIO Asingan Facebook page.
“Natanong ako ni Mama Grace kung may asawa na ako, sabi ko wala pa po. Bakit daw ang sipag sipag ko eh wala pa naman daw ako binubuhay, ang sagot ko po noong time na yun kasama ko po sa pangarap yung magpursige sa buhay.”
It seems like Marlon’s hard work has been going well for him so far. Jhasin herself has witnessed his persistence as he was courting her.
“Sobrang effort po siya noong nanliligaw siya sa akin,” Jhasin reveals in the same post. “Kahit sobrang busy siya, nagdedeliver pa rin ng flower sa bahay tsaka ramdam mo naman talaga yung love.”
Marlon admits that he never expected Jhasin to notice him. “Actually yun po talagang nasa isip ko na hindi ako papansinin nito sabi ko kasi maganda, pero napakabait niya, napaka approachable naman po madaling lapitan, madaling kausapin nung nakailang beses na akong nagdedeliver doon.”
Marlon and Jhasin’s love story is just proof that magic exists everywhere. So if you’re an avid online shopper, don’t lose hope. Who knows — you might just find The One the next time you shop at Lazada! And if not? Your online purchase would give you just the kilig you need, anyway.
All images credited to PIO Asingan | Official Facebook Page.