Fans rallied #ForAlden on Twitter – here's why
MANILA, Philippines — Fans of GMA 7 actor Alden Richards took to Twitter on Monday, May 27 to show their support and appreciation for him, as they made the hashtag #ForAlden trend in the Philippines.
One of the actor's fan groups, Alden Trendsetter Official, announced the hashtag hours before it topped on Twitter. In a tweet, the group said they made the hashtag to assure the actor that they were behind him in everything he does.
They also explained that it "is an appreciation for all the fans here who love and support passionately, who go out of their way."
Our hashtag for today is short and sweet, but we do hope that it packs a punch. One, it is to assure you, @aldenrichards02, that we are here for you.— ALDEN Trendsetter OFFICIAL (@AldenTrendsOFC) May 26, 2019
Second, it is an appreciation for all the fans here who love and support passionately, who go out of their way, #ForALDEN. pic.twitter.com/Y8KNXJ9TWt
As of 3 pm on May 27, the hashtag was the 4th trending topic in the Philippines.
Reasons for the trend were varied – some tweeted their appreciation for him since his popularity rose from being one half of the AlDub tandem, his return on the Sunday variety show Sunday Pinasaya on May 26, to simply starting their week right.
The most beautiful way to start the day and the new week is with a grateful heart.— Simply ALDEN (@SimplyALDENofcl) May 27, 2019
Good morning @aldenrichards02 and everyone! Have a great week with God’s blessings!#ForALDEN pic.twitter.com/wrJi54h1lp
Maganda sa pakiramdam to start the week on the right track, yung express mo agad your love #ForALDEN— Ellani HLG 385 139 (@doklani) May 27, 2019
Alden, who starred in a number of GMA shows, shot to fame in 2015 as one half of the love team AlDub with Maine Mendoza. The tandem was formed by accident, during the "Juan For All, All for Juan" segment on Eat Bulaga. (READ: Maine 'Yaya Dub' Mendoza on Alden Richards, newfound fame)
AlDub became viral as fans started to follow their "love story" unfold on the show, with fan groups creating hashtags for every episode. (READ: AlDub fans help #ALDubEBforLOVE pull in over 25 million tweets)
Their big meet up during the Aldub: Ang Tamang Panahon in October 2015 held at the Philippine Arena unfolded with no commercial breaks on television. The meeting trended worldwide, pulling in 41 million tweets. (Photo recap: 'AlDub: Tamang Panahon' with Alden, Yaya Dub, Lola Nidora)
The Aldub love team has since headlined movies, teleseryes, and product endorsements together. The two have since been working on separate projects.
Alden, for instance, is finishing the movie Hello, Love, Goodbye under Star Cinema with Kathryn Bernardo, under the direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina. – Rappler.com