Humans are a diverse species, but one thing we all have in common – the desire for love. People all over the world are searching for their soulmate; however, sometimes the love of your life may be where you least expect.
For these newly weds, they truly did not expect a job and a morning coffee to lead to a marriage.
DUNKIN' WEDDING: This couple said Dunkin' Donuts played a huge role in their love story – so they got married in the drive-thru 🧡 pic.twitter.com/8c2pRB7a8V
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 19, 2020
The Dunkin Love Story
Every morning John Thompson, a retired Marine working as a car salesman, would drive his red truck at 7:15am through an Oklahoma Dunkin’ Donuts drive thru for his sausage, egg, and cheese croissant and a large coffee with cream and sugar. Because he ordered the same thing at the same time every day, he became a known regular for the Dunkin’ staff and especially to the manager, Sugar Good, but she only knew him as “the man in the red truck.”
They went through the same routine every day for a year and their bits of small talks led to an infatuation for each other. Although he was fond of the manager who greeted him every morning, Thompson did not know her name. A couple times Thompson tried to glance at his receipt to find her name at the bottom, but her unique name “Sugar” stumped Thompson as he believed this was a reference to how he liked his coffee, not her actual name.
One morning in September 2018, Good decided to add a life-changing addition to Thompson’s breakfast – her business card. Thompson was relieved as he finally learned the name of the smiling face he would see every morning and he immediately called her.
However, before Thompson called her, Good drove a gloomy road home as she was envious of the people going home to their families while she returned to an empty home, but Thompson’s call terminated her loneliness forever.
After their first date at a miniature golf course and a few months of getting to know the person on the other side of the drive-thru window, their relationship quickly soared as they already broke the ice with their regular morning encounters.
In April 2018, Thompson dropped Good off at 3am for work, but little did Good know that her future husband would get down on one knee in the middle of the Dunkin Donuts parking lot at 3am.
Because Dunkin’ Donuts is where it all started, on October 13th, Sugar Good – dressed in her Dunkin’ uniform – leaned over the drive thru window to hold the hands of the man in the red truck while the pastor stood between them as he officiated their wedding ceremony. However, the ceremony was short as there was a long line of hungry customers waiting for their daily breakfast and coffee behind Thompson’s truck. After they became husband and wife, a group of 30 people filled with their friends and family waited outside of the store to congratulate the newlyweds.
Although their wedding was far from traditional, to them, this truly was the perfect wedding.
After the news of this unconventional marriage, people swarmed to Twitter to express their love for the “perfect couple.”
My love of Dunkin' is surpassed only by my love of this Dunkin' love story: https://t.co/nGHYqrIiEU
— Vanessa McCray (@vanmccray) October 23, 2020
the perfect love story doesn't exi – https://t.co/xBn5btyqPe
— Myles Ma (@MylesMaNJ) October 23, 2020
Many are also commenting on the irony of Sugar Good’s name to her job and story.
He ordered a coffee with cream and got two Sugars. (I couldn’t resist.) ❤️
— spoiled. (mocosa mimada) (@spoiELLEd) October 19, 2020
HER NAME IS SUGAR GOOD EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS PERFECT https://t.co/YSKMHSa2RN
— Jessica Grose (@JessGrose) October 23, 2020
This story also inspired Twitter users to turn their image of the dream wedding from glamour to glaze.
Don’t slide into my DMs unless you’re willing to get married at Dunkin https://t.co/sBiffztwMh
— Tonya Riley (@TonyaJoRiley) October 23, 2020
if my future husband doesn’t propose to me in the dunkin drive thru I don’t want it!!!! https://t.co/9JcVu4lonK
— maddie🌤 (@MADS__3) October 23, 2020
But another Twitter user, who is content with her traditional wedding, says she dodged a bullet as she believes that if this story came out before her own wedding, her husband would have wanted to get married at Dunkin’ Donuts.
I am very glad this story came out after my wedding because I know for a fact my husband would want to get married at Dunkin if that as an option. https://t.co/UDYg82homH
— Shelby, Esq. (@shelbs0721) October 23, 2020
Also, some are claiming that they would have been frustrated if they were forced to wait longer for their food because of the wedding.
I know right?! I would have rammed the back of their car. Well worth the insurance increase
— Sean Trimble (@SeanTrimble17) October 19, 2020
But most are commenting that this sweet story was a good break to the usual stresses of the day.
This Vows, about an Oklahoma City Dunkin Donunts manager marrying her longtime customer in the drive through, is very sweet and just an enjoyable break from the dayhttps://t.co/P9YergRyqC
— Kaitlyn Greenidge (@surlybassey) October 23, 2020
Because of the typical wedding standards that are ingrained into our minds, we are obligated to think the perfect wedding involves an expensive dress, a glamorous venue, and hundreds of people. But truly marriage is about two people coming together to declare their unconditional love for each other. Stripping down their wedding to its’ core, love, Sugar Good and John Thompson are able to smoothly transition to their sweet marriage.
What does your dream wedding look like? Is Dunkin’ Donuts the perfect spot for your future wedding?