They like it so much, they both put a ring on it!
A clip of one Tennessee couple’s unusual marriage proposal is going viral for just about the sweetest reason ever. When Becky McCabe decided she would pop the question to her girlfriend Jessa Gillaspie at the Memphis Zoo last Friday, she had no idea Jessa had been planning to propose to her that same day!
McCabe had arranged for a friend to videotape the proposal, staging it as a quick photo in front of the zoo’s entrance. After the picture was taken, McCabe asked, “Can we get a candid one, like talking?” The couple broke their pose as McCabe dropped to one knee to propose.
But instead of answering, an emotional Gillaspie began to dig around in her purse (“What are you doing?” a friend asks in the background), from where she pulled out another ring box. Gillaspie, who lives in Bartlett, Tennessee, posted the video to her Facebook on Sunday where it has since garnered over 13,000 shares and almost 1 million views.
“I had no idea she planned to propose, and she had no idea I planned to propose to her,” Gillaspie wrote in the caption to the video. “We were both so surprised!!!! 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, in an update, “We had no idea this would blow up so quickly! 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!”
The couple plans on marrying next year.