It must be Lourve! Couple reveal they 'banned surprises' after flyday

It must be Louvre! Long-distance couple reveal they’ve banned surprises after he jets to Paris and she to Edinburgh to see each other on the SAME day

  • Salma Saade had only known her boyfriend Finlay McAfee for five months when he flew more than 500 miles from Edinburgh to Paris for a surprise visit in 2017 
  • Couple share the ‘four year anniversary’ of crossing paths on Twitter today
  • Tweet racked up more than 70,000 likes with the couple saying they’ve now banned surprises 

A loved-up couple claims they can ‘no longer do surprises’ after travelling to visit each other in different countries on the same day – even passing through the same airport.

Salma Saade had only known her boyfriend Finlay McAfee for five months when he flew more than 500 miles from Edinburgh to Paris for a surprise visit in January 2017.

But unbeknown to Finlay, the loved-up programme officer had also booked a secret flight from Paris to surprise him too – only to arrive in Scotland to find he wasn’t home. 

It was only when Finlay’s flatmate revealed the software engineer had made the same bold gesture that the pair were left stranded in separate cities for the day.

Salma has now revealed that four years on, the couple still find it impossible to surprise each other as they both have the same grand plans.

A loved-up couple claims they can ‘no longer do surprises’ after travelling to visit each other in different countries on the same day – even passing through the same airport. Pictured: Salma Saade and her boyfriend Finlay McAfee


Salma Saade had only known her boyfriend Finlay McAfee for five months when he flew more than 500 miles from Edinburgh to Paris for a surprise visit in January 2017. She messaged his housemate (left) when she landed, only to find out he was in Paris. She tried to stop her boyfriend from travelling, but was too late

Taking to Twitter today, Salma said: ‘Happy four-year anniversary to when I flew to Edinburgh to surprise Finlay and he flew to Paris to surprise me and this is why we don’t do surprises anymore.’  

Salma, who is now based in Hackney, east London, shared pictures of the moment Finlay’s flatmate revealed he had ‘flown to Paris to do the same thing’ before her boyfriend appealed for things to do alone in his 12-hours in the City of Love.

She also shared a selfie taken by her beau, standing alone in front of the Arc de Triomphe to see if any of his Facebook friends are there.

Selma first text Finlay’s housemate to ask: ”Hey Adam, do you know if Finlay’s in the flat by any chance?’


Salma,  (left) who is now based in Hackney, east London, shared pictures of the moment Finlay’s flatmate revealed he had ‘flown to Paris to do the same thing’ before her boyfriend appealed for things to do alone in his 12-hours in the City of Love (right)

After posting on social media, the hilarious text message screenshots attracted more than 69,000 retweets – with commenters claiming their relationshi p is like the plot of a rom-com

Finlay himself replied adding: ‘Turns out we were in Edinburgh Airport at the same time going in opposite directions

Salma’s conservation with Adam 

The text exchange reads: [Salma] ‘Hey Adam, do you know if Finlay’s in the flat by any chance?

‘I’m back a day early and wanting to surprise him.’

[Adam] ‘Lmao he just flew to Paris, like to do the same thing. Like literally.’

[Salma] ‘No he didn’t.’

[Adam] ‘Only Fin. Yes he did.’

[Salma] ‘No no, [your] kidding pls.’

[Adam] ‘No,’

 

Adam replied saying: ‘He just flew to Paris, like to do the same thing. Like literally’ before Salma quickly tried to stop her boyfriend’s journey, only for him to reveal he’d just landed in the French capital.

After posting on social media, the hilarious text message screenshots attracted more than 69,000 retweets – with commenters claiming their relationship is like the plot of a rom-com. 

Finlay himself replied adding: ‘Turns out we were in Edinburgh Airport at the same time going in opposite directions. 

‘This is just beyond words! When’s your new romantic dramedy dropping on Netflix?’ one person wrote.

 ‘I couldn’t even get my (now ex) girlfriend to plan a single date for us and these two are flying around trying to surprise each other,’ said another. ‘Where the hell do I sign up for that?’ 

‘Your love is killing the planet,’ another joked. 

‘That’s rom-com material,’ added a third.

‘This is the cutest s*** I’ve ever seen. You’re like a rom-com couple come to life,’ wrote another. 

‘Been there and now hubby and I don’t dare do that anymore. 

‘Luckily our distance was shorter. Same country different states,’ wrote one. 

‘You two are clearly soul-mates,’ said another.

Some joked it was like scene from Friends, where Ross travels to London to surprise his estranged wife Emily, only for her to do the same and travel to New York.

People said the couple were ‘like something out of a rom com’ and compared it to a scene from Friends

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