Since they’re in different countries at the moment, McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson couldn’t be together physically for their anniversary. But he came up with a present that makes us all feel their love is stronger than ever.
The actor made a short film titled “YAU” (as in “You Are Unique") using their sweetest moments together. With it, he wrote a message about how special Elisse is to him.
He started with, “Isa ka bang makina? Isang ulap? Isang poste? Isang puno? Dalawang ilaw? Sabi nga nila, you are unique in your own way. Ang pagiging natatangi ay mahalaga ay matandaan habang buhay tayo. Dahil nag-iisa ka lang, eh, at walang katulad.”
And while their videos and his message flash on-screen, McCoy recorded his own cover of Elvis Presley’s classic “Can’t Help Falling In Love” to play in the background.
“Kaya masasabi mo bang ikaw ay parang isang makina, nakatingala kahit magulo ang paligid? Isang ulap, nananatiling kalma pagkatapos ng bagyo? Isang poste, na hinaharap lahat? Isang puno, natututo habang tumatanda? Dalawang magkaibang ilaw, pantay ang tingin sa isa't isa kahit magkaiba ang anyo? Pagpatuloy mo lang! Dahil natatangi ka at walang katulad,” the message read.
It continued, “Nakaisang taon na na ulit tayo. Natapos ang dalawang taon nagkabalikan ulit tayo. Wala man tayo sa [iisang bansa], naka-isang taon naman na tayo ulit."
The film ended with a clip of the two of them from what seems like a beach trip in 2018, where they promised each other they’d see each other again after two years.
And then McCoy said this, “Kaya ngayon, masasabi ko ang istorya natin ay natatangi, at ikaw ang aking 'Natatangi'. Mahal kita, Elisse ko.”
Elisse posted her own video edit for McCoy on Instagram and used Ben&Ben’s “Araw-Araw” as its soundtrack.
McCoy and Elisse dated after their stint on “Pinoy Big Brother” back in 2016. However, they had a falling out and broke up.
In 2020, rumors that they got back together started going around, which McCoy officially confirmed in an interview, saying, they weren’t expecting to rekindle their relationship, but they are glad they did.
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