It was in the midst of New Year’s Eve celebrations when Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera gave fans one more highlight before the year ended.
On the occasion of Dingdong and Marian’s third anniversary on December 30, Dingdong surprised his wife with a special video message on Facebook.
The video was a montage of their ongoing love story.
From clips of their prenuptial video to snaps of their current family life, it was a compilation of their greatest moments so far, with each one punctuated by Dingdong’s heartfelt voice-over message for Marian.
Fans of the real-life couple were moved by Dingdong’s gesture.
how I started my 2018: annoy my cat, pretend i'm sleeping when my mom asked me to help in the kitchen (got caught so I helped anyway), play runescape, play bap songs, annoy my siblings, cry over DongYan's anniversary video.— ????superSaiyANN???? (@damchubiased) January 2, 2018
It's 2AM and I'm watching Dingdong Dantes' anniversary video for Marian Rivera. Tangina pahinging true love— Averil Santos (@TheAveengers) January 1, 2018
I LOVE YOU DINGDONG DANTES HUHUHUHUHUH YALL GUYS SHOULD WATCH HIS VIDEO FOR MARIAN HUHU MY HEAAART ????????????— Adenine ???? (@yannarceo) January 1, 2018
My gosh I watched dingdong dantes video gift for his wife for Hundred times. Real man do exist!— Angela Mae Llagas (@AnGeLahusai) January 1, 2018
Apparently, many fans greeted 2018 with hearts full of love, thanks to the video.
Ano ba yan, 4:30 am pinaiyak ako ni @iamdongdantes ???????????? May the great Lord bless your union with more love and happiness!— Yaya in Manhattan (@YayaNanay) January 1, 2018
DongYan's story talaga...hindi sya fairytale. Far from it.— ????C???? Happy Birthday Alden (@MCTfleur) January 1, 2018
I will always remember how Marian prayed in Quiapo. Instead of losing hope or rebelling, she prayed that if Dingdong was the one, na ibigay na sa kanya?
And the rest is history...
Been crying after watching dingdong dantes’ tribute for his wife at their anniversary. That was beautifully made ????— Dara Sigrid (@darabellinaa) January 2, 2018
I saw Dingdong Dantes' anniv gift for his wife, Marian. The loveliness of the scene was beyond compare. Nakakakilig. They're truly meant for each other. Mahal na mahal nila ang isa't isa. More anniversaries to celebrate pa. God bless your family DongYan! ????????— ????Alden Richards (Van) (@vanxpurple) January 1, 2018
I'm so emotional watching the video of dingdong dantes and marian rivera. God, this couple is so solid. ????????— ?imm. (@heyfatty_) January 2, 2018
Each fan tweeted their favorite quotes from Dingdong’s message.
"I once vowed, that while i cannot promise the whole world to you, I will give you mine. My love, my loyalty,— ?????SOLOISTA c TES?? (@imamastersniper) January 1, 2018
my passion, my service, my honor."- Dingdong Dantes
The anniversary video by Dong to Marian is?
Mahal na mahal tlaga nya si Yanyan.
Mor anniversaries 2 come D/Y
“You are the perfect element that I need to lead this family.”— shygirl (@itzme_ako) December 31, 2017
Yes, for the nth time. ??????
Dingdong Dantes x Marian Rivera
“I’m so excited for what is in store for us. And the best part is, we have the rest of our lives to figure it out.” AHHHHH MY DONGYAN HEART— Marielle Punzalan (@annmaryelp) January 1, 2018
"I once found that while I cannot promise the whole world to you, I will give you mine, my love." — Dingdong Dantes— fiasco (@rhaichu) January 1, 2018
"And while only death can do us part, I pray to the very God that you and I should never part. In this life time, or the next." -Dingdong Dantes! ??— Jamie Diaz ???????? (@jamiexxjmee) January 1, 2018
Even non-fans of Dingdong and Marian seemed to have gathered love from their video.
Just one person is enough to keep someone going. Not a DongYan fan but Dingdong reassuring and screaming how he loves Marian is more than enough to prove she is one beautiful human being ??https://t.co/xChp7PiGTe— LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (@ivanovacristi) January 1, 2018
But among all the parts of the anniversary post that made it one for the books, many of those who watched agreed that one segment wrapped everything up in a pretty bow.
THIS IS THE BEST PART OF DINGDONG'S ANNIV VIDEO GIFT TO MARIAN i'm not ok huhuhuhaushushuhuhuhuhu this is so sweet!!!!! ?????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/JXpBFgsrOS— Bea Sacdalan (@sacdalanbea) January 1, 2018
“You showed me what it was like to create a miracle, and within that miracle, we created this beautiful being. We must have done something good to deserve this little princess..” ?— J A N ???? (@janjaaaaan) January 2, 2018
— @iamdongdantes to Marian#DongYan #MariaLetizia #DantesFamily pic.twitter.com/uznV3zDeLK
In case you haven't joined this love fest yet, check out the video here.