'Tis the season for engagements! A same-sex couple recently went viral when their proposal photo featured a bystander having the most adorable reaction to their public declaration of love. The man photographing the event, Eduardo Sanchez Perry, unknowingly snapped the photobomber's response to the sweet proposal, but since sharing the photo, hearts all over the world have been melting at the image of the woman clutching her chest and smiling just about the biggest, most genuine smile EVER.
The couple, Jessica Rodriguez and Chelsea Miller, had been exploring the Art Institute of Chicago when Rodriguez presented an engagement ring to her girlfriend in the middle of the floor, unaware of the woman in a chair right next to them. "I was crying and shaking and a ball of nerves," Miller told Us Weekly. "But later that night when we were looking at the pictures, I was like, 'Oh, my gosh. That woman is so adorable.'"
The internet, being the internet that it is, swiftly responded to such a sweet moment. When Carlos, Rodriguez's brother, posted the photo to his Twitter account on December 17, it quickly went viral. The tweet amassed more than 112,000 retweets and 348,000 likes in a not-so-surprising amount of time, given the adorableness of the pic. One person commented, "THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL," while another Twitter user said, "That woman's face has made my day. Thank you."
The newly-engaged couple never expected their proposal photo to go viral, but have been completely overwhelmed by the enormous, positive response they have gotten from complete strangers all over the globe. "There are so many people online who are ready to throw hate at everybody, and it's so beautiful to see so much support for the LGBT community," Miller told the celebrity news site. "Everybody's hearts were warmed because she looks so purely and genuinely happy for us. So many people are saying this gives them hope and faith in humanity."
As for the GORG bling on Miller's finger, it's a limited-edition purple sapphire and rose gold engagement ring from Helzberg Diamonds. According to Us Weekly, the couple plans to say their "I dos" in Texas in June 2018. Congrats, ladies!