Several netizens had a hard time keeping calm after Arci Munoz shared a clip showing her best friend, JM de Guzman, asking her permission if he could court her.
Taken during a recent vacation in Boracay with the actress' family, the video sees JM handing Arci a bouquet of flowers before asking her: "Matagal na tayo mag-best friends, pero puwede bang manligaw?"
"Just really glad that the whole family was able to witness this beautiful moment," Arci captioned the video, which is a teaser to her next vlog, on Instagram.
She also used the hashtags #MayForever, #FromBestFriendsToLovers, and #RightTime in her post.
JM, for his part, simply posted a photo of himself and Arci on his Instagram page.
However, in her vlog that premiered this Monday, April 5, it was revealed to be all just a prank, and that the "beautiful moment" Arci was referring to in her caption was actually the surprise proposal of her brother, Manolet, to his girlfriend, Kris.
In a previous interview, JM admitted that he used to have a crush on Arci back when they first met as college students at the University of the Philippines.
“Hindi na po lumampas [sa friendship 'yung relationship namin]. Pero nung kabataan namin, crush ko po siya. Nung nasa college kami. Alam naman po niya 'yun tapos feel na feel niya. Umaligid-aligid lang ako noon,” he said.
Arci, for her part, has said that nothing is worth risking their friendship for.
"Kasi best friend ko eh. Parang ang hirap kung pupunta kami sa ganung direksyon, ang hirap na ibalik na ang ganitong klaseng relationship namin as friends. Best friend ko ito eh," she said.