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From their first meeting to ‘kilig’ surprises – KyCine relives highlights of their blossoming friendship

If you just can’t get enough of KyCine’s bubbly personalities and ‘aww’-inducing gestures, here’s a ‘kilig’ treat from the love team! The Gold Squad’s Kyle Echarri and Francine Diaz look back on the highlights of their friendship in Showbiz Pa More’s “Throwback Kahit Hindi Thursday!” game.

The first one to roll is a cutesy photo of Francine squeezing Kyle’s cheeks. According to the young pair, this happened on the backstage of Magandang Buhay. Kyle has been emotional throughout and after the interview, and playing with his cuddly face was Francine’s way to cheer him up. 

The next throwback item is their first meeting during the Star Magic Kids’ acting workshop in 2016 when Francine, according to Kyle, is still crazy over him. “Nagpa-picture siya sa akin kasi crush na crush niya ako, eh,” said Kyle. The giggly Francine has a slight protest, “Crush lang! Crush na crush, iba na ‘yun, eh. Pero crush ko talaga siya noong nasa The Voice [of the Philippines]” siya.” She adds that she also asked for a photo op with their other friends. Have you prepared your hearts for that adorably honest confession?

Kyle is often captured wrapping his arms around Francine, like the candid moment captured on the set of Kadenang Ginto.

KyCine shippers have probably run out of air when Kyle went all the way to Cavite to serenade Francine and invite her to be his date for the ABS-CBN Ball 2019, as shown in the next snapshot. Looking back on that night, Kyle shared that he asked for the approval of Francine’s parents beforehand. He made it extra sweet by giving her a bouquet of flowers and singing their favorite song “Make it With You.” The jitters and presence of spectators stunned him that he almost forgot the lyrics.

Meanwhile, Francine was completely surprised when she was told someone wanted to see her in the middle of the night. Kyle relives that unforgettable moment by singing a few lines from “Make it With You.”

The last photo is a memory of Francine’s first prom wherein Kyle also volunteered to be her date. He jokes that Francine was low-key inviting him to ‘prom-pose,’ which she denies. Albeit he failed in his surprise because of Francine’s mom’s excitement, the event turned out magical and memorable. 

Watch this video for your daily dose of ‘kilig’ served by KyCine!