Image: uber/youtube

It’s literally a plot straight off a rom-com.

AJ Tabangay was on an UberPool ride when his long time college crush hopped in.

Naturally, he freaked out and live-tweeted the whole event.

When your long time college crush is on the same Uberpool. 😭

— AJ Tabangay (@aarontabangay) June 20, 2016

"I can’t breathe guys," says AJ before asking the Twittersphere what he should say to make small talk.

Hindi ako makahinga guys 😭 sobrang bango niya pls, baka yakapin ko na 😭

— AJ Tabangay (@aarontabangay) June 20, 2016

"Upon arriving [at] his pick-up point, I [saw] him from afar and my heart started pumping intensely, I couldn’t believe it," AJ told Mashable.

"When he entered, I pretended that it was nothing…[but I went on] a Twitter spree and constantly messaged my friends to devise a plan so I could converse with him. I ended up just feeling happy [and] giddy that I got to ride with him."

AJ’s story, which happened last year, picked up some social traction, but has now become truly immortalised in an Uber ad.

"I got really shocked when Uber contacted me…I completely forgot about it [but now] I think the memory will stick for a very long time," he said.

The ad, titled Kilig, which translates to romantic excitement — has since been viewed 2.4 million times, and attracted a stream of giddy comments.

"It happened to me couple of weeks ago…it’s the driver that happens to be my long time crush, that [was the] very first time we had a conversation," said one comment on Facebook.

"From now on, I will use UberPool. No more UberX for me," another netizen added.

"Uber is the new Tinder," one said.

AJ’s story is part of a campaign in which riders are asked to share stories about the trips they take on Uber.

"AJ’s [story] was fresh yet totally relatable… and we felt it provided a glimpse into the different personalities you might encounter while on an UberPool ride," an Uber spokesperson told Mashable.

Uber also revealed that a follow-up video to AJ’s story is due to go up on Thursday — so we’ll wait with baited breath in the meantime to see what happens.

WATCH: I tried Uber Rush for a day: Here’s what happened.

Comments are closed.