Want to hear a sweet love story for Valentine’s Day? This one starts in summer 2017, and involves a girl working at a vape store, a young Marine, Instagram, the Port Royal Sands, and ends happily ever after in the UPS Store.
Rebekah Gibson is a local Beaufort girl hanging out on her day off at the vape store when a “tall, blonde, and handsome” (her words) young man comes in to pick up a few items. Matt Nicewonger, from Dundalk, Maryland, a corporal who works on F-18s at the USMC Air Station, said it was completely “love at first sight” (his words) when he first saw her.
Rebekah is strikingly pretty, with red curly hair, creamy skin, sparkling blue eyes, and a few tattoos here and there. He told himself to be cool, not act stupid, but as he put it, he “had no words.” Glancing at her arms and hands, he shyly complimented her on the tattoos, being a fan of the art form, and having a few himself.