The holiday season is notorious for friends, family, and indulging in a little too much dessert. Whether you attend a bunch of Christmas parties or prefer to celebrate low-key, many find ourselves meeting our significant other underneath the mistletoe. Spending the most festive time of year with the one you love is the goal of many people young and old, and it turns out we spend much more than time together when it comes to relationships — especially when it comes to our consumer-driven culture. Many couples aren't afraid to spend big bucks, and experts have observed that we tend to spend around $21 more for every added year of the relationship. This isn't too shocking — but it still really is the thought that counts.
Celebrating the holidays as a couple for the first time can be nerve-wracking. How much should you spend? Should you even exchange gifts? Will they be happy when they tear through the wrapping paper? Every relationship varies, but a survey revealed that nearly 80% of women expect their significant other to spend at least $250 on them come Christmas time. That's some heavy spending — but some women would rather spoil their men instead of receiving a lavish present. One high school student recently gave her boyfriend a jaw-dropping Christmas surprise — and the entire internet couldn't believe she pulled it off!
Chris Hunter and Madison Duke are two high schoolers from Dallas, Texas, and they happen to be young and in love. This couple has been dating for 11 months, and both of them are star athletes. Hunter plays soccer and Duke spends her time as an athletic trainer. This interracial teen couple is simply meant to be, and Duke doesn't mind boasting about her love for Hunter.
Duke routinely describes Hunter as "the love of her life" as well as her best friend. Hunter was just as open about his love for Duke, and he even admitted he plans on marrying her one day. Duke truly revealed how much she cares by recently presenting Hunter with an epic Christmas surprise. This present was so monumental — her entire family was involved!
Hunter thought he was simply going out to lunch with Duke and her family, but it turned out that they planned on revealing his Christmas gift a bit early. They brought him to a car shop and showed him his brand-new ride. Hunter was in absolute shock at their generosity — and so is the rest of the world. Luckily, they shared this tender moment with the entire Internet.
Duke and Hunter started a YouTube channel to highlight the happenings of their relationship and experiences together. Duke decided to get a video of Hunter seeing his new car wrapped in a bow for the first time, and it has gone insanely viral. This video has over 91,000 views on YouTube, and Hunter's reaction is the most heartwarming part of the entire clip!
Once Hunter saw the car with a red bow, he immediately stepped back and put his hand on his chest. "Merry Christmas Chris. The car's all yours," Duke's stepdad stated. He first looked on in disbelief and then started to show endless gratitude, as he went to hug every member of his girlfriend's family. The video is so full of love, it's enough to bring a tear to your eye. The comment section — unfortunately — turned unexpectedly nasty.
Despite the heartwarming nature of the video, people began to make atrocious comments about their interracial relationship. "How do I buy one...and I'm not talking about the car," one person wrote. People continued to attack this couple, and the comments only got uglier as the video gained more attention.
One person even called Hunter "hideous" and implied that Duke was obviously promiscuous. The comment section on the couple's original video became so vile that they had to take it down. The reposted the video on their channel, but the couple was sure to disable the comments to avoid any more racist verbal attacks.
Hunter called one YouTube viewer a coward because "you hid your face in your profile picture." The couple shared a bunch of racist comments they received to their Twitter profiles, and people are shocked at how disgusting people are acting towards these teens.
Duke literally couldn't believe some of the responses to her sweet surprise for Hunter. "The comments on this video man... some of Y'all disgust me," she tweeted. Luckily, some of the couple's friends stood up to defend them immediately. Thank God for good friends.
Duke and Hunter are obviously loved by many, and their friends were furious with the YouTube comments these two received. One friend described Chris Hunter as "the kindest most humble" guy he knows. It's definitely apparent Hunter deserved that new car — and this couple aims to spread a message of love despite all of the hate they have recently encountered.
This couple has faced full-on racism, but they aren't letting the true message of the video go to waste. These teens are staying true to their relationship no matter what anyone has to say — love definitely won the day when it comes to these two, and they don't plan on giving up anytime soon.
According to Madison Duke's parents, their daughter definitely chose a winner. They gifted the car to Chris Hunter because they believe he is a "genuine and caring person." Here's to many more months of relationship bliss to these two — and may they always overcome any haters in their way!