Animals weren’t the only fun at the Memphis Zoo on Friday (25 May). Couple Becky McCabe and Jessa Gillaspie were there with friends for Zoo Brew, an annual food and beer festival.
Before heading inside, they posed for a photo at the entrance. Fun fact: the zoo was their first date.
After taking the photos, McCabe suddenly got to one knee and proposed.
Instead of answering, however, Gillaspie pulled a ring out of her purse, revealing she was planning on proposing that day. The whole thing, fortunately, was caught on camera and Gillaspie shared it on Facebook.
It’s an absolutely adorable moment.
So far, it has nearly 300,000 views and over 4,000 shares.
A genuine surprise
‘I had no idea she planned to propose, and she had no idea I planned to propose to her! We were both so surprised!!!!’ Gillaspie wrote when she posted the video.
‘We were surrounded by our friends and had the most amazing night. I am the luckiest girl in the world to be able to call her my fiancé.’
She added they had no idea the video would go viral so quickly. However, they’re not mad about it.
‘But I can’t say I’m not thrilled, because all I’ve ever wanted was for Beck and the world to know how much l love her. We are overwhelmed with all of the positive responses. Really, you guys have no idea how much that means to us!’
They reportedly hope to get married next year.
It’s not the first time something like this has happened. In February, Tori and Berkley surprised one another with a double proposal during a game of Pictionary.