When Jon Qui Qui got a new job last year, he was ecstatic on his first day tp receive a wonderful bouquet of flowers. He was so overjoyed that he posted pictures of himself posing with the flowers on Twitter.
The well-taken, well-lit image instantly became a social media favourite with many asking Qui Qui, who works in an ad agency according to his Twitter bio, to try his hand in modelling.
However, the high point of the story came this Sunday, four months from Qui's first day at work. The ad agency worker realised after four months that the bouquet had not been meant for him at all but for someone else.
Qui took to Twitter to clarify the same. "I found out that the flowers were misplaced on my desk and supposed to be for someone going on maternity leave," he wrote. He added that the company did not give flowers to new joinees but when other employees and management saw him take photos with the flowers, they did not have the heart to tell him the truth.
I FOUND OUT THESE FLOWERS WERE MISPLACED ON MY DESK AND SUPPOSED TO BE FOR SOMEONE GOING ON MATERNITY LEAVE BECAUSE THEY DONT GIVE FLOWERS TO NEW HIRES BUT THEY SAW ME TAKING PICS WITH THEM AND FELT TOO BAD TO TAKE THEM AWAY IM CAAAACKLING https://t.co/oItQv3MOvS— Jon Qui Qui (@JonQuiQui) February 9, 2019
Qui soon clarified that the flowers were not even meant for a pregnant lady but for someone else enetirely.
Update: I found out that the flowers were actually for a different co-worker for an entirely different reason and not the one who went on maternity leave ♂️♂️ https://t.co/6ENeOxTzrH— Jon Qui Qui (@JonQuiQui) February 10, 2019
The little incident went massively viral on Twitter on Sunday and many reacted to how sweet the mix-up was. The updated post has over 250,000 likes and over 50,000 retweets.
What must life be like having so much confidence you staged a photo shoot on your first day at a new job?— Anna ❄️ (@TheAnnatations) February 9, 2019
This will be your legacy in the company now... you will have to buy a bouquet for every new hire — Fangirl Trash (@FanTrash_Tweets) February 9, 2019
You look so proud I see why they couldn’t tell you — tr♥️ciiii LOVES U (@Ibtbanksy) February 9, 2019
New joiners at our company get a water bottle! Judging from your smile & the joy these flowers gave you, HR should make giving flowers their policy.— Veena Jagger (@VeeSparkle15) February 9, 2019
IMG! Please all the flower shops send random bouquets to Jon! — Lina de Florias (@linadeflorias) February 9, 2019
Flower goals— California Matthew (@EmeryvilleMatty) February 9, 2019