On Oct. 4, Canadian journalist Samantha
Butler-Hassan celebrated her sixth anniversary
with Bilal Hassan, a former colleague.
To mark the day, Butler-Hassan took to
Twitter to share details on the meet-cute.
“7 years ago ... I sent an email to all
my co-workers one Friday, inviting them
on a weekend hike,” she tweeted.
she received one lone confirmation.
“I’m in!” Bilal answered.
At the time, Bilal was just a “guy from
the web dev team” she’d “hardly spoken to”.
still, the pair had a notably
wonderful time together.
“The hike was so much fun,”
Butler-Hassan told In The Know. “It was
just easy. We immediately hit it off”.
The following February, the pair got
engaged, just five short months after
their first (mildly accidental) date.
“A lot of people thought we were crazy,”
Butler-Hassan remarked. “We knew it
was crazy fast, but also had no doubts,
and we still feel the same way”