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Katie Hoyos didn’t know what was missing from her “Beauty and the Beast” collection until she saw it: a phone case featuring Belle and the Beast striding toward the LDS temple in Salt Lake City.
She thought it was amusing that the Australian manufacturer probably had no idea that the majestic six-spired granite building isn’t a fairy-tale castle but rather a place where Mormons complete religious rites, including baptisms for the dead and eternal marriages.
It was the perfect mix for Hoyos, a “Beauty and the Beast” megafan since age 5, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“What could be sweeter than a tale as old as time and all eternity?” she asks.
Once the case arrived, she posted a photo on Facebook, figuring her friends would find it funny, given how passionate she is about both her faith and the 1991 animated classic. (Her wedding reception, after her marriage at the Washington, D.C., temple, carried a “Beauty and the Beast” theme.)
Her friends weren’t the only ones to show interest — the post has since been shared more than 5,000 times on Facebook and made the rounds on Reddit.
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