Weekend Pride parades in London and New York City have allowed some to honour those who were killed in the recent shootings Orlando, Fl., but the events have also provided an opportunity for a few first responders to celebrate their love.
At the New York City Pride Parade Sunday, EMT Julianna Arroyo dropped down to one knee in the midst of the celebration and proposed to her girlfriend.
“This parade is monumental for us because of the Orlando shooting. It hit really close to home ,” Oroyo was quoted as saying on the New York City Fire Department’s Facebook page. “We wanted to walk in the parade in honor of the 49 victims. At the same time, I wanted to give Erika something positive to remember from the parade.”
Across the Pond, a pair of patrolmen proposed to their partners during the London Pride parade one day earlier.
The entire parade halted as one patrolmen proposed to his partner in the crowd.
A bystander captured on of the spcial moments and posted a clip of what is being dubbed as #marriageproposal on Youtube.
It has already been viewed thousands of times.
Moments later, a second patrolmen also popped the question and got an “affirmative” from his partner.