A couple went viral after restaurant-goers filmed the moment a man caught his “soulmate” cheating on him.
This comes as HeTexted released infidelity numbers from a recent study. The study revealed 18 to 20 percent of married people have affairs, while 30 to 40 percent of unmarried people cheat.
The video, uploaded by Kya who goes by the username @markyaaa, received more than 14.6 million views and 22,500 comments since Monday, with many users sympathizing with the man and saying the TikToker was insensitive for recording.
“He caught her on a date,” the on-screen text read.
A couple of friends who were enjoying their food at a Mexican restaurant noticed the man approach the booth next to them and begin raising his voice.
“I’m her soulmate,” the man said to the person he caught his partner on a date with. As he pointed at the woman, he held his phone up to the stranger’s face with text messages on the screen.
A woman can then be seen standing up and calmly walking out of the restaurant. Newsweek was unable to independently confirm the identity or status of the woman seen in the video leaving during the altercation, seemingly the one having an affair.
“She’s a f**king wh**e,” the man said as he watched her get out of the booth, Latin music playing in the background of the restaurant.
In the foreground, the TikToker and her friends could be heard reacting to the man and giggling.
The TikToker also showed her friend across from her, who had her back to the three people, turning in her seat, very obviously recording the altercation.
The man then turned to walk out of the restaurant and the woman followed closely behind. The man that was on the date also got out of the booth after the other two left and the video ended.
“It’s the messages in his face for me,” the caption of the video read.
While catching a partner cheating can be traumatic and emotional, professionals recommend that the individual not react immediately which can often cause the situation to escalate.
April Davis, the founder of the matchmaking service LUMA, told Best Life that confronting a cheating partner before taking a step back to contemplate a response can be harmful to both parties.
“The worst thing you can do if you catch your partner cheating is come at them with rage and clouded with your emotions,” Davis said. “To steer clear of this, before the confrontation, you need to take time and map it out. The more prepared you are, the better it will go. It’s important to go into this level-headed; the last thing you want is for it to blow up in your face more than it already has.”
In the comments of the now-viral TikTok, the TikToker claimed that after exiting the restaurant the couple got into a fight in the parking lot.
“‘I’m her soulmate’ is so cute and sad at the same time,” one user commented and received more than 141,700 likes.
“Me, an empath, sensing they’re soulmates,” one user joked.
“It’s her just getting up and leaving with him,” another user mentioned.
“It’s him pulling up with receipts,” one user wrote.
But other users thought the restaurant-goers filming the argument were invading the man’s privacy.
“People are laughing. But don’t know the pain he’s in seeing that,” a user commented. “This shouldn’t shared for views…smh.”
Some even called out the TikToker and her friends for not being discreet while recording and laughing at the situation.
“This man’s heart was broken in two and yall recorded it. I hope he found someone to appreciate him. Nobody deserve to be treated like that,” one user wrote.
Newsweek reached out to @markyaaa but did not receive comment in time for publication.