And girl goes viral for taking a romantic vacation to the sunny Dominican Republic — a month after breaking apart together with her boyfriend of two years.
The final TikTookay twist: He went together with her.
Lydia Bird and Jaeden Lemelin, each 18-year-old Connecticut residents, initially booked the journey to Puerto Plata in January for his or her spring break, by no means dreaming that their love bubble would quickly burst.
Bird posted all about her zany adventure in a number of TikTookay clips, racking up greater than 13 million views and over 2.3 million likes.
“I ended up breaking up with him a little over a month before the trip,” Bird instructed Jam Press. “There were a variety of reasons, but basically things weren’t working and we ended things on relatively good terms.”
She initially deliberate to cancel the journey and didn’t count on any points, nevertheless, after calling the company they booked with — the aptly named Cheap Caribbean — she came upon that there was no method to cancel the journey and the tickets have been non-refundable.
Bird then determined that as an alternative of her ex, she would take her mom to the island vacation spot — however the reserving company knowledgeable her that mother must shell out bucks for her personal vacation package deal.
After calling Jaeden and trying to repay him for the non-transferrable ticket, he persuaded her to go on the journey with him.
“Although I was excited, I was very hesitant to travel especially because the breakup was so new,” Bird admitted. “I am a firm believer that exes can be friends, but one month was a short time to make that transition.”
To make issues worse, the flight to Puerto Plata was delayed over 10 hours and each Lydia and Jaeden spent a lot of the morning within the airport nevertheless, the ex-love birds lastly managed to make it to the seaside.
“We spent tons of time at the beach and pool. Weirdly, after two years being together this was our first big trip together even though we were broken up,” Bird stated.
The journey was not at all times enjoyable within the solar although. According to the newfound TikTookay star, there have been a number of moments that have been powerful.
“Traveling together this soon after the breakup was a challenge because he and I have been so close for so long,” Bird lamented.
“We dated for over two years and it wasn’t a ‘see each other a couple times a week’ relationship, we spent every day together, so we became insanely close.”
Lydia additionally talked about that she and Jaeden had determined that it doesn’t matter what occurred, they have to keep strictly buddies.
However, some TikTookay commenters selected to view the now-viral footage because the pathway for Bird and Lemelin to get again collectively and stay fortunately ever after.
“Yep, they’re def gonna hook up,” one viewer commented as one other quipped: “$20 they get back together.” One seemingly involved viewer requested, “Girl are you alright?,” whereas one other pithily dubbed the journey an “unhoneymoon.”
Meanwhile, different TikTookay pundits associated to the teenagers — and admitted they’ve achieved the identical with their exes.
“I actually did this once — we called it our farewell tour and it was the best week of our relationship, we left on a good note with good memories,” one other person stated, spurring one other to chime in: “I went to Disney with mine, it was a $5K trip [so] I wasn’t wasting it.”