Man stops girlfriend midway in marathon to propose; Twitterati disgusted
New York, Nov 12: One of them said: "Men as usual holding women back." Others were not too happy either even though the incident gave an opportunity to celebrate human relation and love.
A man named Dennis Galvin went down on a knee to propose his long-time girlfriend Kaitlyn Curran while she was running in a marathon in New York City and after the exchange of love, the latter resumed her run and also went on to win a medal. It was a day of the double since the woman ended up with a ring besides the medal.
However, although the people who witnessed the dramatic incident were overjoyed, not many on the social media were convinced and even slammed the man for not waiting till she ended her run.
SHE SAID YES: A woman who was running in Sunday’s New York City Marathon was at mile 16 when her longtime boyfriend hopped over the barrier and dropped to one knee. She ended the day with a medal around her neck and a ring on her finger. https://t.co/8xbZ6P24RM pic.twitter.com/YizdEJYOhc— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 5, 2018
According to CBS News, Galvin appeared with a ring to surprise Curran who was hitting mile 16 during the marathon. The former, a firefighter, was "very nervous" before making the proposal as family and friends were also present on the spot, the report cited his cousin as saying.
However, Curran said "yes" to her boyfriend before joining the competition back again. It was eventually a great finishing, both in the race and at the personal front for her.
Among those tweets that didn't appreciate Galvin's act, are the following:
He really could've waited til she got to the finish line. What a selfish prick https://t.co/s8aI5KaEgo— The Warrior of Light🌈 (@SpivDeep) November 9, 2018
Men as usual holding women back https://t.co/E4WuHXjhx4— KAVI (@blurt2kc) November 9, 2018
I did a 10k last night and was 17th last. If my boyfriend had pulled this stunt I'd have kept on jogging! Although he wouldn't because he has a brain. https://t.co/U2GrLmcHvI— Ciara Mc REPEALis (@CiaraMcNelis) November 8, 2018
I can use this to define selfishness https://t.co/FkqpH4v4UL— E.K. Gupta (@Enybull) November 8, 2018