Couple's in-flight break-up live-tweeted to thousands
Social soap opera
Published 24/08/2015 | 13:22
If you're planning on breaking-up anytime soon, don't do it on a plane. Or within earshot of anyone on social.
That's the takeaway from New Yorker Kelly Keeg, who live tweeted details of a couple's break up during their delayed flight last night.
This guy on the plane just broke up w his girlfriend and she's SOBBING pic.twitter.com/IW9QVYxXdB— Kelly Keegs (@keegs141) August 23, 2015
As their plane waited on the tarmac in Raleigh, North Carolina, Keegs passed the time by live-tweeting the event to a growing number of followers.
The social soap opera snowballed from there.
"I'm going to ask Charlotte. I'm going to ask her the minute we get home and we'll see if your STORIES MATCH" (Omg scandal who's Charlotte?)— Kelly Keegs (@keegs141) August 24, 2015
At one point, #PlaneBreakUp was trending on Twitter, with the twists and turns ('What the f***? Now they're making out...') retweeted in their hundreds.
Needless to say, today the story has gone viral, reported as far afield as Australia and New Zealand.
Girl: "ITS JUST SO MEAN. DO I DESERVE THIS? WHY ARE TOU BRINGING THIS UP"— Kelly Keegs (@keegs141) August 24, 2015
At times it all got a bit tragic... not that stopped the stream of tweets.
"I don't want to be this girl. I don't want to be her. I want to be my best for you and YOU WONT LET ME"— Kelly Keegs (@keegs141) August 24, 2015
"Is that what you're starting to do with me? Just slow fade me OUT? Just like the others?"— Kelly Keegs (@keegs141) August 24, 2015
Guy: "You need to calm down" Girl: "To me I just really thought, you know, this was going to go somewhere"— Kelly Keegs (@keegs141) August 24, 2015
**silent sobs, lots of sniffling**— Kelly Keegs (@keegs141) August 24, 2015
We took off, they immediately ordered SIX vodkas and Bloody Mary mix for the 50 minute flight and chugged them in silence between makeouts— Kelly Keegs (@keegs141) August 24, 2015