A Tennessee couple’s proposal has gone viral for the surprising moment when they realize they both planned to propose at the same time.
Becky McCabe and Jessa Gillaspie both had the idea to propose at the Memphis Zoo where they had their first date at the Zoo Brew event. When they found out the event was returning to the zoo, the couple invited the same group of friends from their first date to the event.
McCabe, 25, told People she began planning her proposal for weeks.
“I set it up with one of my best friends earlier, we had been planning for a few weeks,” McCabe says.“I told my friend to pretend like she was taking a picture of us while we were at the zoo, but to actually take a video since I was going to propose.”
Gillaspie, 28, concocted the plan at the last minute.
“I’m the more spontaneous one between the both of us, and I’ve had the ring for a while, but I was waiting for the perfect moment,” Gillaspie told People. “It just happened to be the morning of Zoo Brew that I realized all of our friends are going to be there and it’s where we had our first date — and I thought, I should propose to her there! So I threw the ring in my purse like an hour before!”
In the video, McCabe has a friend take their picture before getting down on one knee. In disbelief, Gillaspie takes out her own ring from her purse.
“I had no idea she planned to propose, and she had no idea I planned to propose to her,” Gillaspie captioned the video on Facebook. “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.”
The video has received more than a million views.