Watch two FDNY EMTs make public proposals cute again by getting engaged in the middle of the Pride Parade.
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.
“This parade is monumental for us because of the Orlando shooting. It hit really close to home. We wanted to walk in the parade in honor of the 49 victims. At the same time, I wanted to give Erika something positive to remember from the parade,” said FDNY EMT Julianna Arroyo, from Station 20 in the Bronx, who, along with the help of family members, proposed to now-fiancée FDNY EMT Erika Marrero at today’s #NYCPride March. Congratulations to the happy couple! #OrlandoUnited #Pride2016Posted by New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on Sunday, June 26, 2016
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."