Frenzy online as Sir Chief, Maya finally kiss
Posted at 06/28/2013 5:45 PM | Updated as of 06/28/2013 7:54 PM
MANILA -- Frenzied followers of "Be Careful With My Heart" dominated Twitter conversations nationwide on Friday, when the highly anticipated "first real kiss" of Sir Chief (Richard Yap) and Maya (Jodi Sta. Maria) finally aired to mark the latest milestone in the series' nearly year-long run.
In the episode of the ABS-CBN daytime series aired on June 28, the widowed businessman and his former nanny are seen finally reunited in a date after deciding to keep apart because of his children's disapproval of the relationship.
With Richard's second child, Nikki (Janella Salvador), finally reconsidering the situation, Maya is overjoyed to join the single dad he endearingly calls "Sir Chief" and his family in a trip to the mall.
Granted "permission" by his children to go on a date before heading home, Sir Chief and Maya opt to have a simple dinner by his car where they proceed to slow-dance after a teasing conversation about who can dance better.
Before parting ways as he drops Maya home, Sir Chief leans in for a kiss on the lips, leaving the nanny-turned-flight attendant stunned.
In the latter parts of Friday's episode, Maya is then seen changing her relationship status in her Facebook profile to "In a Relationship," to enthused reactions from televiewers online.
On Twitter, avid followers of "Be Careful With My Heart" made a stir in trending conversations, pushing the term "#SerChiefAndMayaFirstRealKiss" to the No. 1 spot as the country's most discussed topic on the popular micro-blogging site.
The hashtag, attached to tweets about the much-awaited scene, was the country's top trending topic on Friday before, during and well after the "first real kiss" aired.
It was also the No. 1 local trend on Thursday, when technical difficulties prompted the halt of the series' telecast, after it had been teased to feature the anticipated Sir Chief-Maya moment.
Over the year-long run of "Be Careful With My Heart," its fans have kept track of the various milestones in the relationship of its lead characters, making their first hug, first date, and first exchange of "I love you's" all trending topics on Twitter.