Everyone has their own How I Met Your Mother story, and it turns out that they’re pretty aww-inducing. On Tuesday evening, writer Nicole Cliffe, perhaps best-known as one-half of the team behind The Toast, posed a simple question to her followers: “How did your parents meet?”
The Internet, predictably, responded with some truly heart-melting stories.
“My dad got on the wrong bus and saw my mom, proceeded to keep taking the wrong bus for months to work up the courage to talk to her,” one user recounted.
“My mom didn’t want to go to a dance, but my grandpa said she should, bc you never know,” another wrote. “She met my dad & ditched her date. Married 44 years!”
Check out a few other sweet responses from Twitter users who couldn’t wait to share tidbits about their parents’ relationships:
Oh mine is good! Montreal, New Year 1980ish. My recently broken-up-with mother is dragged, mad and sulking, to her big sister's party.
— Marika Pea (@marikapea) October 17, 2017
mum was canadian backpacker. dad was beach bum with catamaran. dad: hi, would you like to go for a ride in my catamaran?
— K, with mad 🐱 (@k_loulee) October 17, 2017
My dad was the assistant manager of the grocery store (Loblaws) and my mom was the cute, rebellious 19 year old cashier.
— Little Hunting Creek (@kathilatte) October 17, 2017
CIA training. My dad would get to class early and move my mom's name card so she was sitting next to him every day.
— 🎃HALLaurEEN🍁 (@LaurenRKayes) October 17, 2017
My mom lost a pool game, said she would ask the first man she saw at the bar to dance.
— Zach Mortice (@zachmortice) October 17, 2017
My mom was ironing pants at a college fundraiser (this was lol China in the 80s) and Dad kept bringing the same pants day after day
— Delia Cai (@deezlia) October 17, 2017
My mom worked as a bank teller. My dad passed her a note asking her out. She thought he was robbing the bank and called the cops.
— Lucy Huber (@clhubes) October 17, 2017
Friends set them up. They had a first date. Then my dad said "wanna come to my place to listen to some records?"
She said yes. Never left.
— Didi Chanoch (@didic) October 17, 2017
My engaged mother came to NY to shop for a wedding dress and my father picked her up when she was hitch hiking. No, I'm not joking.
— Jenika McCrayer (@JenikaMc) October 17, 2017