A lovely “wedding” video featuring Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza, popularly known as “AlDub,” has sent Filipino netizens abuzz, and raving about the country’s phenomenal love team.
Officially the pair’s first online video together, the “wedding” shows AlDub in their latest commercial for Smart Talk ‘N Text. Prior to this, the two had only shot their long string of endorsements separately, as part of their split-screen love story from Eat Bulaga’s “Kalyeserye.”
With hordes of fans anticipating the video, the hashtag #AldubEverAfter easily became one of the top trending topics on Twitter worldwide, even before the video broke Internet on TNT’s official Facebook account on November 24. Once uploaded, the video earned 500,000 views in less than 10 hours, and shortly reached 2 million online users.
Taking viewers to a story filled with kilig, Aldub Ever After shows the Alden and Maine meticulously preparing for what seemed to be their biggest day at the church.
“See you!” Maine tells Alden via her TNT-powered phone. “Can’t wait!,” he replies.
Then the video shows how they can’t help but exchange real-time photos and quirky updates on Facebook, Twitter and Viber. Their updates only further build their longing to see each other finally at the venue—where a twist takes viewers by surprise.
“It was worth the wait! Thank you TNT for this video!” wrote Facebook user Marinel Amor, among the thousands who rushed to comment on the video.
“Thank you for being so creative, TNT. That was unexpected!,” wrote Roselle Mae Perez Alonsagay.
“I can say that the newest TNT commercial of MaiDen is the most epic commercial evah,” tweeted user @heyiamkath.