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こないだ神社で撮った写真. いっぱいいいねもらっちゃった

This is a sentence that I saw in the subtitles. What is the reason that ちゃった is used here. I know that it used for regret/accidents/completed action, but it seems like something positive happened here.

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    Accidents can be positive, no?
    – Kaskade
    May 1, 2023 at 20:09

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You're right ちゃう can be used to express an accident or something that is done completely. And usually it's under the context of a negative light, but it doesn't necessarily have to be. It can be used in a positive light too.

いっぱいいいねもらっちゃった can be seen as something like "It (the picture I took) received a ton of likes! (I wasn't expecting that! / Who would have thought this would happen!?)"

Receiving a lot of likes could still be seen as an accident, even though nothing negative happened, because you weren't expecting it to actually happen. Which is indicated by the ちゃう

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