Fiona the hippo has been a social media star ever since she was born prematurely in January at the Cincinnati Zoo. The now 9-month-old cutie is healthy and doing well, and the zoo has been consistently keeping fans of the delightful hippo updated on its website.
However, the latest (and possibly cutest) Fiona moment can be seen on a Fiona fan's Instagram–and the whole internet is in awe of how dang adorable it is.
The picture was shared by Hayley Roll, of the moment her now-fiancé Nick Kelble proposed to her–right in front of Fiona's tank. "We're so happy Fiona could be there on our special day," Roll captioned photos from the proposal on Instagram. "Here's to many more years of going to zoos with you ?."
Look how perfectly Fiona framed herself:
“We went to the zoo for our one year anniversary and Fiona was in the window,” Roll explained to The Daily Buzz. “Nick, my boyfriend and I were waiting in line to get our photo taken with Fiona and I gave my cell phone to someone to take the photo and when I turned back around, Nick was on one knee proposing.”
And not only was Kelble ready for the magical moment, but, as you can see, so was the third-wheeling hippo. Fiona clearly realized something special was going on, because she happily stayed near the glass long enough for the couple to snap multiple proposal photos with her, and for them to kneel down and pose alongside her.
We have a really good feeling about Roll and Kelble's future marriage, and we're thrilled to officially launch the #FionaForMaidOfHonor campaign.