The New York City Pride Parade was held on Sunday, and the LGBTQ+ community showed up to celebrate the freedom to openly love whoever you love. What better way to do that than propose to your partner in front of a crowd of cheering, rainbow-clad onlookers? Julianna Arroyo, a FDNY EMT, proposed to her girlfriend Erika Marrero, also an FDNY EMT, while marching together in their uniforms this past weekend. It was cute.
Arroyo said that this parade was extra important to her because of the recent Orlando shootings, and that she and her now-fiancée wanted to march to honor the fallen victims. She added, "At the same time, I wanted to give Erika something positive to remember from the parade." A really cute proposal and engagement ring definitely qualifies as "something positive to remember."
The FDNY uploaded the video of the proposal onto their Facebook page, where thousands of people congratulated the couple on their pending nuptials. Appropriately, their engagement came exactly one year after gay marriage was legalized nationwide.