Proposals can typically go one of two ways—an ecstatic crying yes, or an awkward no, but rarely does it end with your partner whipping out a ring to propose right back to you.
During a trip to the Memphis Zoo—their first date spot—Becky McCabe and Jessa Gillaspie both planned to cement their love with a proposal. Before stepping into Zoo Brew, the park’s beer festival, McCabe staged a photo. When she asked the photographer to snap a candid for Instagram, she got on one knee and asked Gillaspie to marry her. Gillaspie then runs out of the frame. Yikes.
Usually when there isn’t an immediate YES it’s time to panic, but Gillaspie was only in search of the ring she bought along to their date night to propose to McCabe. Talk about a perfect match!
Gillaspie later posted the now viral moment to Facebook (along with some bride and engagement ring emojis, of course). “Becky McCabe and I got ENGAGED Friday night at Zoo Brew!!!!!!!,” she captioned the video that now has almost 900K views.” I had no idea she planned to propose, and she had no idea I planned to propose to her! 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 wrote, including the hashtag "#TheMcBabes.”
Not only are they winning in the proposal department but their wedding hashtag game is on point.
Gillaspie has since added to her post addressing all the attention the video has received. “UPDATE: We had no idea this would blow up so quickly!,” she wrote. “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!"
Dual proposals might just be next trend!