(WTNH) — Something strange happened when Schuyler Benson of South Arkansas opened Facebook back in 2009. He was logged into the account of a woman named Celeste Zendler, someone he had never met.
According to Mashable, Benson never entered any log-in information when he opened Facebook and Zendler, who was living in Boulder, Colorado at the time, didn’t know about the glitch until her friends told her. She, Benson, and their Facebook friends began trying different ways to fix the problem, but couldn’t figure out how the mix-up happened in the first place.
Turns out, I was in the account of a nice lady named Celeste, who lived in Boulder, Colorado. She and I had never met, never lived in the same state, had no mutual friends in real life or online, shared no Facebook interests. For some reason, I was unable to logout of her account. And every time I logged in from my phone for the entire week, I found myself in Celeste’s account.
Finally after a week, Zendler sent Benson a friend request and he was able to log out of her account. Once the confusion was sorted out, the two started talking and realized they had a lot in common.
After some understandable confusion (and a little panic on both parts), I was able to log out after she sent me a friend request. She’s admitted that she intended to delete me a few days later, but it turns out we had a lot in common.
Benson and Zendler talked for four years before meeting in person. She moved to South Arkansas in 2013 and the two got engaged the next summer. They got married this summer and decided to share their story on Imgur.