It started the same as any romance: inside a magical fantasy world constructed by a villainous Tanooki landlord. But it ended up with two people crossing borders and traveling thousands of miles to be together.
Steven Brown had a unique problem: he had too many bells in it Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and wanted to get rid of a few. He found Shayla Johnson in a Facebook group for Animal Crossing, and she was happy to take the extra dose of her hands. They originally planned to meet exactly once, according to Fox 1
“The couple found themselves talking outside Animal Crossing every day for several hours, and fell in love from a distance. Brown said it felt like they had known each other all their lives.”
Although they only knew each other since the pandemic started, and only practically, Brown flew from Utah to Indiana to meet Johnson in person in August last year, asking her to marry him on the same trip. She said yes and plans to move to Utah this month to be with Brown and her daughter Audrey. Here we hope that they have a child together, and it is called KK Slider.
This is not the first time animal cruising and marriage go hand in hand, and it will probably not be the last. Have you found love through video games? Have you arranged an elaborate, fake wedding with Marshal on your island, which made him a special tuxedo to wear and asked him to call you “honey buns” from that moment? That’s … just an example. We would never do that. Tell us about your romantic video game stories in the comments!