Monday marked the third year anniversary of the super love team AlDub meeting for the first time.
Alden Richards, one half of the power duo, posted a photo on Instagram to celebrate the occasion. Main Mendoza, who completes the team, instead celebrated along with 2 million fans by posting on Twitter. The Philippine operations of the social media site report that nearly 2 million tweets were posted to celebrate the anniversary, using the hashtag #AlDub3Years. Online activity peaked around 11 am on Monday, July 16, 2018 when tweets were coming in at a rate of about 150,000 a minute.
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) July 16, 2018
Twitter was instrumental to AlDub’s success and worldwide popularity. The pair hold a Guinness World Record for most number of tweet generated within 24 hours. They set it at over 40 million with the rag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon. The previous record was held by a tag meant to track the World Cup 2014 match of Germany and Brazil.
Richards and Mendoza have over 9.8 million followers on Twitter between them, so it’s no surprise that their fan base on the social media site is still going strong, 3 years later.