Skip To Content
    Sep 22, 2015

    This Guy Married His Third-Grade Crush After Tagging Her In A Class Picture On Facebook

    Ed Hemmes always had a crush on his future wife Christy, and thanks to Facebook they are now married.

    Two former third-grade classmates fell in love and are now married after they both commented on the same class picture posted to Facebook by a mutual friend.

    Christy Hemmes told BuzzFeed News that she and her now-husband Ed went to the same elementary school in Randolph, New Jersey, but never spoke again after she moved to a different town in fourth grade.

    But it turns out, Ed had a little bit of a crush on his future wife. He didn't get to express these feelings until years later though, when a mutual friend put a photo of their third-grade class picture on Facebook.

    Ed Hemmes

    Ed explained to BuzzFeed News that the friend was asking others to tag people they knew on Facebook who were in the photo.

    "I was tagging everyone in the photo and when I got to her photo I wrote, 'Christy Young. Loved her!'" he said.

    Christy said that Ed didn't realize that she would be able to see what he had wrote, and "apologized for professing his third grade crush."

    facebook.com

    But she said she thought it was sweet.

    "I told him it was OK, always nice to have an admirer," she said.

    The old friends began messaging on Facebook, and pretty soon Ed asked Christy out. They fell in love, married in 2013, and now live happily with a baby daughter in New Jersey.

    facebook.com

    Ed said he re-shared the class picture recently on Facebook because it showed up on the website's "anniversary" feature.

    A friend's wife who works for People noticed the picture, and the magazine picked up the story. It soon went viral.

    The couple said that they wouldn't advocate dating a complete stranger you meet through Facebook, but their story proves it is a good way to reconnect with someone from your past.

    Ed said that thanks to Facebook, he and his wife "were given one last opportunity to continue what had begun so many years ago."

    "I would always advise people to use caution on social media, but always be willing to look up and say 'hello' to anyone they see in their life," he said. "Be aware of the people around you for better or worse, don't prejudge or think about the way someone was so many years before, have faith but be smart."

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form