PETALING JAYA, Nov 26 — A husband who didn’t have enough time to buy his wife a birthday cake brought new meaning to the phrase “it’s the thought that counts”.
The unidentified Malaysian man swapped the usual baked treat for a burger when he found himself rushing home for his spouse’s special day.
In lieu of candles and a sweet slice, the man had asked an eatery to takeaway the fast-food item in a Styrofoam box with a birthday message written using a red marker.
The hilarious yet heart-warming story was shared by a friend of the restaurant’s staff.
“Guys out there who are married, please cherish your wife.
“Today my schoolmate who’s working at a western eatery got a customer he didn’t have time to buy his wife a cake so he ordered a burger for her,” wrote @ammnslhn on Twitter.
@ammnslhn added that the story tugged at his heartstrings.
Gais di luar sana yang dah berkahwin pliss hargai wife korang. Today my schmate keje kedai western got customer umur not sure tapi fizikal tu macam pakcik2 lah. Dia cakap tak sempat nak pergi beli kek so dia oder lah burger utk wife dia. Apa apa pon mata aku masuk habuk malam ni pic.twitter.com/jR2GzyHoZB— Am🕊 (@ammnslhn) November 24, 2019
The now-viral tweet which was posted on Sunday has garnered over 29,000 retweets and 27,000 likes.
Social media users gushed over the man’s sincere gesture with many praising his dedication and last-minute creativity.
awwhh it's the effort that counts:)) may the pakcik and his wife always be blessed with happiness amiin— • lubnâh • (@lubnaaah) November 25, 2019
“Bless you, sir. May you always be happy,” wrote @uihikari.
“How sweet. These days it’s hard to find someone so loyal at this age. You hear stories of beautiful wives who get divorced by their husbands,” lamented @fatimahshalwina.
I would take the burger over cake any day.— Sharon Pearl (@pearl_sharon) November 25, 2019
HIS FACE 😭 so happy to surprise his wife oh my feelings— . (@shsalmahh28) November 25, 2019
His wife is incredibly lucky :")))— sh (@chrisvoux) November 25, 2019
The viral tweet also prompted a reply from popular bakery and café chain Secret Recipe, who wanted to give the man and his wife a birthday treat.
In an update today, the cake company said it managed to identify the couple and added they will be dropping the Sungai Petani outlet on Saturday.
Update: We have found the pakcik guys! All of you did great, thank you for everyone's effort!! Both of them will come to our outlet in Sungai Petani on Saturday ❤️ Stay tuned for more update— Secret Recipe MY (@secretrecipemy_) November 26, 2019
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