Mr. Ye and Ms. Xue met and began a relationship in the Chinese mega-city of Chengdue in 2011. They are now married with children.
While going through a box of his in-law’s old family photographs, Mr. Ye discovered a 2001 picture of Ms. Xue posing for in May Fourth Square in Qingdao, another sizable city 1100 miles away from Chengdue. “When I saw the photo, I was taken by surprised and I got goosebumps all over my body… that was my pose for taking photos,” Mr. Ye tells Sina News. “I also took a photo, it was the same posture (as captured in Ms Xue’s photo), just from a different angle.” He still had his photo and knew exactly where it was.
For context, Ms. Xue was on vacation in Qingdao for some r&r after her mother’s surgery. Mr. Ye was visiting Qingdao as part of a tour group. They posed near to each other and the photos were snapped around the same micro-second. This was before the ubiquity of cell-phone cameras.
Regardless if this was meant to be, or if “meant to be” exists, the couple endowed the location as significant to their family and plans to vacation there in the future.