A Brit is engaged to a woman he travelled 4,000 miles to meet—after she liked a photo of him holding a cat on a Facebook group for chubby cats.
29-year-old Adam Lawrence and 26-year-old Anna Hosey connected in October 2019 after Adam posted a photograph of himself holding a friend’s cat in the This Cat Is Chonky group.
He messaged Anna after she called him “cute” in the comments. And just two months later, after a flurry of calls and messages, he flew to America to meet her.
They have dated long-distance ever since, and when Adam’s next visit to the States got cancelled due to the pandemic, hair stylist Anna flew to London as soon as the border opened in July 2020.
She moved in with Adam for lockdown and Adam proposed. Now these two smitten kittens are happily engaged just one year after their chance encounter.
Graphic designer Adam said: “I knew Anna was leaving and I wanted our relationship to carry on so I just decided to propose.
“My friends and family all love her.
“I don’t usually date. I haven’t had that many relationships so when everyone met Anna, they all said wow she’s amazing, you guys have to try and make it work.
“We had spoken about getting married a couple of times but hadn’t really reached a decision.
“I was originally planning to do it on London Bridge but I remembered Anna said she didn’t want it to be in a busy place so I waited til the next day.
“We’d had a nice day out in Camden and I just proposed in my room and she said yes!”
Anna, from Chicago, said: “I wasn’t completely surprised—when it happened, it was more of a sense of excitement for the direction that our future is going to be going officially. It felt more like affirming what we wanted.”
The pair got on from their very first phone call. It lasted five hours. “”We are both very passionate about music so we were sending music to each other back and forth and we had deep meaningful conversations,” says Anna.
“From that conversation on, I remember going to my friends and saying I don’t know why, I don’t know this guy but I feel like I’m going to marry him!”
The happily engaged pair are looking forward to the future and hope to get married next year in London with Anna looking to eventually move to the UK full time.