Mark Cadiz won this week’s boyfriend of the year award.
The 20-year-old college student attends the University of Hawaii, Maui with his girlfriend Vanessa. On a recent trip to campus, Cadiz’s girlfriend realized she brought the wrong footwear to class. She needed closed-toe shoes for her chemistry lab, but she wore tan sandals instead.
Cadiz, being the gentleman that he is, took his shoes off and offered them to his girlfriend so she could make it to class.
“We ride to school together almost everyday,” Cadiz told The Huffington Post in a message.
“I had to wear [the sandals] for three hours,” he added. “I had one class and they didn’t even notice I was wearing her sandals.”
Cadiz took a picture of his new outfit, posted it to Twitter and became the internet’s Boyfriend of the Year.
When bae has a chem lab and she forgot her shoes lol pic.twitter.com/KQOm1CB7FN— Mark Cadiz (@MarkWithaSea) March 8, 2017
In just two days, Cadiz’s tweet was retweeted more than 35,000 times, liked more than 158,000 times and received a whole lot of curious replies. He told HuffPost that his instant viral fame has made him feel “toetally different.” (Yes, he used that pun.)
“It felt weird at first because people noticed the little things. Like how I could fit her sandals and that my toe nails were long,” he said.
But many people applauded him for being such a generous boyfriend.
@MarkWithaSea @manerzzzz MANA IM DED HAHAHA #RelationshipGoals this is the essence of tru luv tbh— Camila Benitez (@camilathethrila) March 9, 2017
@emileekilber @MarkWithaSea HAHAHAHA boyfriend goals forreal ❤️ — olivia g (@oliviapgrant) March 9, 2017
Cadiz also said that some people are being mean. His tweet’s replies are filled with people commenting on the fact that his feet are the same size as his girlfriend’s. In fact, so many people have asked that Cadiz and his girlfriend had to change their Twitter bios to address the issue.
“SORRY I HAVE SMALL FEET,” Cadiz’s bio reads. His girlfriend’s says, “shoe size: 7.5”.
how you both wear the same size shoe tho https://t.co/wfXPfPaXV0— Ajani (@Boothman23) March 8, 2017
@MarkWithaSea what size are you bro— rudy ひ (@rattlesnake302) March 8, 2017
@MarkWithaSea is getting bullied because of his small feet— Vanessa (@Vswizzzle) March 8, 2017
Cadiz doesn’t care too much about the haters, though.
What matters most is that his girlfriend made it to her chemistry lab. And that his girlfriend doesn’t have extra-large feet. She’d like to remind everyone she’s a women’s size 7.5.
When your shoe size is 7.5 but everyone assumes you got man feet bc bae can fit in them pic.twitter.com/Y1FlZEMTvq— Vanessa (@Vswizzzle) March 8, 2017
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