Meirivone Rocha fell in love with the toy rag doll her mother made her the moment she set eyes on it.
The 37-year-old had been complaining to her mother that she was single, which was when the toy, named Marcelo, was made for her. She apparently fell in love shortly after receiving the doll.
Not long after Marcelo was introduced to her, Rocha “married” the rag doll in a ceremony with 250 guests in attendance.
Rocha said, “It was because I didn’t have a forro dancer. I would go to these dances but wouldn’t always find a partner. Then he entered into my life, and it all made sense. The wedding was a wonderful day for me, very important, very emotional. It rained a lot but it was wonderful. From that moment, I walked down the aisle to the end, it was just beautiful.”
She continued, “Then went to the wedding night with my husband Marcelo and we enjoyed our wedding night a lot.”
“It was a wonderful day for me. He is a man I have always wanted in my life,” Rocha said. “Married life with him is wonderful.”
The Brazilian woman went on to say that Marcelo is the perfect husband because the pair never fight and he is always faithful to her, a fact which many would be envious of, though she admitted the rag doll is also lazy, since she is the sole earner in their household.
On May 21, Rocha live-streamed the “birth” of their doll-baby, Marcelinho, complete with a nurse and doctor present, for an audience of about 200 people.
Many are posting comments on her page telling her that she needs help, and that everything that she’s doing on social media is fake, but Rocha doesn’t care, and tells them that she isn’t someone who would take advantage of folks.
Whether it’s a marketing gimmick or she truly sees her rag doll family as a real one, is hard to say.