Malaysian girl falls asleep in cinema watching Aladdin, wakes up to find 'Prince Charming' holding her hand

PHOTO: Pexels

Just like Sleeping Beauty awakening from her long slumber to find her Prince Charming, one Malaysian girl allegedly found hers after waking up from her sleep during a screening of Aladdin.

But far from a romantic account, her story is decidedly more unsettling. 

On a Facebook confessions page, the anonymous user (who clarified that she was female) wrote on Sunday (June 2): "There was a very handsome young man sitting next to me when I was watching Aladdin earlier.

"I fell asleep during the magic carpet ride scene and woke up 20 minutes later to discover that he was holding my hand!

"I tried pulling my hand away but he was holding on very tightly. He only released it at the end of the movie when he walked out of the cinema."

#SL48120 刚刚去看aladdin的时候,旁边坐着一个很帅的小哥哥(我是女的 ), 在看到魔毯那段的时候不小心睡着了,醒来应该是20分钟过后,我竟然发现我旁边的小哥哥和我的手十指相扣!!我有试过把手抽出来可是他抓到很紧...

Posted by UTAR Confessions on Saturday, June 1, 2019

The user also provided a rather specific description of her mystery man - claiming he was 180cm tall and wore a pair of Levi's jeans and Vans shoes.

She also said that he looked very good from the back.

She added: "Why didn't you leave me your contact?"

STORY SOUNDS INCREDULOUS

Honestly, the story sounds incredulous.

But even if it turned out to be true, it doesn't detract from the fact that the act was creepy, inappropriate and most importantly, done without consent.

Read Also
Miley Cyrus groped by fan in Barcelona
Miley Cyrus groped by fan in Barcelona

Yet, if the user felt unsafe or uncomfortable, she didn't indicate it in her post as she seemed to be swooning over his good looks.

That detail was not lost on user Wei Shen who questioned: "If he wasn't handsome, you would have made a police report right?"

Other users, though, blissfully glossed over this kernel of truth.

In fact, they had a more lighthearted perspective on the matter and pointed out that perhaps the man had mistaken the user for his girlfriend under the cover of darkness in the cinema.

But another wrote: "You must have been dreaming."

A HAPPY ENDING?

And as with all fairy tales, this one had a 'happy ending' (depending on your perspective).

Around 12 hours later, the user surfaced with another post claiming to have found her mystery man - who happened to be one of those who 'liked' her initial Facebook post.

#SL48290 我是在看aladdin睡着然后遇到帅哥的那个女生 ☺ 谢谢uc的力量 我在likes里面找到他了 经过确认真的是那天跟我十指相扣的小哥哥,他刚刚已经约我出来吃饭了...

Posted by UTAR Confessions on Sunday, June 2, 2019

She wrote: "He invited me out for a meal and we decided to be friends first.

"I would also like to thank my friend who cancelled on me so I had the opportunity to meet this guy!"

Well, whether this is 'happily ever after' for the heroine remains to be seen and only time will tell.

That said, while everyone loves a real life fairy tale, it would be remiss of us to ignore the fact that such actions should not be encouraged or romanticised.

In other words, don't go holding a stranger's hand (men or women) without their permission; and especially not when they're sleeping.

bryanlim@asiaone.com