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Hannie refers to fan speculation, shipping theories and fan-fiction centered on the romantic relationship between YouTubers and social media stars Annie LeBlanc and Hayden Summerall.
On April 13th, 2017, YouTubers Annie LeBlanc and Hayden Summerall appeared on the vlog Bratayley. The epsiode (shown below) received more than 1.8 million views in less than one year.
Shortly after the video premiered, people online began shipping the Annie and Hayden under the name "Hannie." On April 18th, YouTuber Bratayley Queen uploaded a "text story" of the two actors texting each other. They titled the video "#Hannie," and it received more than 7,000 views in less than one year (shown below, left).
Three days later, YouTuber MissBratayley101 uploaded a video edit of Annie and Hayden together. The video (shown below, right), entitled Annie & Hayden | #Hannie | 'Annie's in Love, '" received more than 2.5 million views in less than on year.
On June 2nd, Urban Dictionary  user Harley Quinn man defined "Hannie" as "A ship between two 12 year olds named Annie Leblanc and Hayden Summerall." Within six months, the post (shown below) has received more than 800 upvotes.
The following day, Hayden and Alex co-released a music video entitled "Alex & Sierra – Little Do You Know (Annie LeBlanc & Hayden Summerall Cover)." As of December 2017, the video (shown below, left) has received more than 30 million views.
On September 5th, the first episode of the YouTube Chicken Girls series premiered. The show stars Hayden and Alex, further fueling fan speculation. The first episode (shown below, right) has received more than 8.9 million views in three months.
Two months later, on November 20th, the Instagram  account @han.nie._fanfiction posted the first of a series of fan fiction stories about the two. The post (shown below) received more than 80 likes in one month.
On December 28th, 2017, The Daily Beast ran a story about the popular shipping theories and rise of Hannie. the article says, "Hayden Summerall and Annie LeBlanc are basically Brangelina for the next generation. Except this couple started in Instagram fan-fiction first."
 YouTube – Hanging with JoJo Siwa, Rebecca Zamolo, Matt Slays, and Hayden Summerall 😍 (WK 327.6) | Bratayley
 YouTube – Annie & Hayden | #Hannie
 YouTube – Alex & Sierra – Little Do You Know
 YouTube – CHICKEN GIRLS | Annie & Hayden in 'Monday' | Ep. 1
 Instagram – @han.nie._fanfiction's Post
 The Daily Beast – How Fans Invented #Hannie, the Ultimate Social Media Supercouple
Dec 28, 2017 at 07:59PM EST
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