Life-long sweethearts Joel Burger and Ashley King knew their love was destined for greatness. This epic combination of last names was brought to light by their school’s visiting motivational speaker in kindergarten. Burger tells The State Journal Register,” After the man was finished with his motivational speech, he asked the two fifth-grade (student council) representatives to stand up as he wanted the students to applaud our efforts in helping set up his event. As soon as he said, ‘Joel Burger and Ashley King,’ he started to laugh out loud and pronounced we were ‘Burger King’.” Joel and Ashley knew right then and there that they were meant for each other. Can we get an “AWWWW”?
Even though they were (playfully) teased about their last names, the two decided to go roll with it. “We have yet to escape the teasing, but we have fully embraced our nickname,” Joel Burger told the Register. Although Joel didn’t ask Ashley out until their freshman year in college, the two were super close friends, attending prom and homecoming dances together. You can’t really escape fate though, can you? Probs not.
Burger and King announced their engagement by taking a photo with a Burger King sign, and the photo made its way to the local newspaper. Their story appeared on the Register, catching Burger King’s eye (and heart) —BK tweeted the article and asked their followers to help them find Burger and King.