Just when I thought the Olympics couldn't get any better, four couples go ahead and get engaged.
Five if you count Dean Wyatt holding up a sign during his fiancé, Charlotte Dujardin's freestyle dressage test that asked 'Will you marry me now?' The British Equestrian team member most likely does, she cried. Therefore, I do too. Count it, that is. What makes you think I cried??
Rio not only brought us the games, but out of Brazil comes what is surely one of the sweetest surprises one of their rugby players has ever received on the field. Marjorie Enya, who happens to be a manager of the game's venue popped the question to Isadora Cerullo. & the whole stadium was invited - amid balloons, she grabbed the mic and her emotional speech set the crowd into cheers and probably a few tears.
Which do you think China's silver medalist, He Zi, will remember most about the 2016 Summer Games? The dives that brought her to the podium? Being on the actual podium? Or, the moment when her fellow diver boyfriend of six years (six!), took to his knee and asked her to marry him?
I think the ring moment. Definitely, the ring.
British race walker Tom Bosworth's 6th place finish might mean he'll be heading back home without any new hardware, but that doesn't mean his boyfriend, Harry Dineley won't too. Excuse me, I meant fiancé. Tom presented him a band with a single stone when he proposed on Copacabana beach. Sounds like they both won!
Last, but certainly not least, the USA also rocked a proposal of Olympic proportions. William Claye decided to make the day the best. one. ever. His plan: to do what he had to do in the men's triple jump (check!), and then to make Queen Harrison, also an American athlete, his fiancé (check!).
Not only did the USA Track & Field team bring home the most medals for our country (led by the women, by the way!), but Claye is the MVP- he added not just a silver to the pile, but this moment.
I love that during a games where time after time we were witness to the best athletes in the world coming together and exhibiting showmanship, but they also did their part to show every nation that love is love, is love.