A 14-hour flight home from Dubai proved to be life-altering for one lesbian couple when one of them dropped to their knees just out of the gate to ask for her partner’s hand in marriage. The proposal occurred on the heels of her deployment to Afghanistan.
Gay Marriage Watch reported: The story of this couple, whose identities are as of yet unknown, began going viral when one posted their engagement photos on Reddit (see right).
“I never expected any story related to me to make such news in such a wonderful community,” she wrote. “I sincerely want to thank everyone who supports my fiance and I, and say that I hope everyone who doesn’t feels that they were able to properly express their opinion. If your opinion differs from mine, that is okay. I posted this for the hell of it, so you can all imagine my surprise when the DC Bus Boys and Poets wait staff approached me because ‘someone saw us on the front page of Reddit’ and wanted to buy us a drink! The waiter also took a photo with me and one purchased champagne for my girl and I. Reddit, this has truly been the best day of my life.”
Reddit users offered their congratulations following the engagement. One of the supporters offered, “As an active member of the Canadian Forces, having been deployed myself, I commend you two and wish you the very best. Great set of photos, incredible set of memories and one hell of a homecoming. Glad she’s home safe!”
The engagement occurred after six months apart and two tours of Afghanistan. No additional details have been released yet.