A video showing the adorable moment when a man proposed to his partner in the middle of Henry Street, Dublin, has been uploaded to Twitter. The video showcases a gay couple’s charming proposal on a packed Henry Street with a large crowd surrounding them. It has almost ten thousand views on Twitter where it was originally posted by Twitter user @_Sar_o_ on Thursday night.
The man proposing first hands his partner a bouquet of roses. His boyfriend smiles and shifts from foot to foot while he watches the scene unfold right in front of him. With an expression on his face that suggests he’s finding it as cute as the rest of us are.
The man has a microphone and a heart-shaped balloon clasped in one hand. He searches the inside of his jacket with the other hand, then suddenly he pulls out a small box. Can you guess what was in it? He gets down on one knee and exclaims his proposal into the microphone before turning it to his boyfriend waiting for his response.
The answer doesn’t take very long as the other man replies with a swift “yes” merely seconds after he’s offered the microphone. This prompts huge applause from the crowd gathered around them. The proposal is finished with a kiss as the two celebrate their engagement.
The proposal clearly involved an awful lot of planning. From the microphone used to the balloons being held up by members of the crowd that ask his boyfriend to “Marry me.” It even appears that the man hired a professional cameraman to capture the whole moment on film and preserve it forever.
The last thing we see of this lovely scene is the two of them locked in an embrace and the crowd cheering them on.
You can watch this adorable gay couple’s proposal below.
— Sarah 🦔 (@_Sar_o__) October 17, 2019
Some Twitter users shared their thoughts in the comments.
Who'd have thought this would receive such approval from the public in public around 50 years ago, that is in countries that are are in acceptance of any adult relationships 👍✔
— Projectcyclingfitness (@Project27262013) October 18, 2019
Another Twitter user highlighted how Ireland has come a long way.
Ireland: you've come a long way! 🙂
Also, where's my invite? 😀
— Tallaght_cycling (@CyclingTallaght) October 18, 2019
Earlier this year, another gay couple’s proposal went viral, when Seán Caroll proposed to his partner Mark at Electric Picnic.
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