An EMT proposed to her partner in the middle of the New York City pride parade

FDNY-emt-proposalFacebook/FDNYErika Marrero, left, and Julianna Arroyo were engaged during New York City’s pride parade Sunday.

An EMT with the New York City Fire Department proposed to her girlfriend in the middle of the 46th annual LGBT pride parade.

Julianna Arroyo and Erika Marrero were marching with the FDNY at Sunday’s parade when Arroyo stopped, kneeled down, and pulled out a ring. Fellow FDNY members and some of the couple’s relatives cheered when Marrero said yes. 

“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 honour of the 49 victims,” Arroyo said in an FDNY statement. “At the same time, I wanted to give Erika something positive to remember from the parade.”

Here’s the complete video of the proposal: 


“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 honour 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 #Pride2016
Posted by New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on Sunday, June 26, 2016

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