A cute video of a man proposing to his boyfriend on a subway train in Beijing has gone viral in China – and this is why.
Okay, we’ve seen a million viral marriage proposal videos – from the Home Depot Proposal to countless more flash mobs – but this one is extra special.
China is a notoriously conservative country and while Beijing currently provides dependent residency status to the same-sex partners of legal residents, it does not officially recognise same-sex unions. Homosexuality was only decriminalised in 1997, and the Chinese government forbids gay movies to be shown on TV or in theatres because they are “inappropriate” – making this very public display of affection even more beautiful.
Watch the heartwarming moment when fellow commuters cheer on the happy couple.
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