Out of over 300 entries, Austin 360 has found the winner from our 2019 Cutest Couples Contest.
Zachary Stevens, 29, and Eddie Libranda, 34, were declared the winners, gaining $100 and bragging rights for being just so gosh darn cute.
Stevens and Libranda met on Tinder nearly two years ago.
"His suggestion was to get pizza and beer, so I knew it was love right there," Stevens said. "(I thought) 'there's no way I'll get a second date, he's too good looking.'"
Libranda initially didn't think he was ready to meet someone, but his friends at work urged him to go on the date, saying he had "nothing to lose." They've been together since.
"When you're not expecting it at all, it really works out for the best," Libranda said.
For Valentine's Day, they celebrated with dinner at Geraldine's, ice cream at Lick Honest Ice Creams and a viewing of "Alita: Battle Angel" at the Alamo Drafthouse. Libranda got Stevens flowers and a corgi mug, in honor of the corgi they hope to get together this December. That's one of the reasons they hoped to win the contest — Libranda and Stevens wanted to use the $100 to start their "corgi fund."
While Stevens and Libranda did campaign a bit by getting their friends to vote and posting about their entry on social media, they were still surprised and happy with the response.
"It's very humbling to see people like, 'Oh, you really are (so cute),'" Libranda said.
To Stevens, he now has confirmation for what he's always known to be true.
"I've always known Eddie as the cutest, and now I have proof," Stevens said.