A Tennessee Couple is Engaged After Double Proposal at Memphis Zoo

Imagine getting down on one knee, and instead of saying yes, your fiancé/e-to-be takes off in the other direction — not because the answer is no, but because they have the same question to ask you, too. Many same-sex couples either discuss who should propose or at some point both plan to. It’s a new tradition we love — when two people are engaged, why should only one get a ring?

When Becky McCabe and Jessa Gillaspie planned a trip to the Memphis Zoo, the same place they shared their first date, they both knew it was the perfect place to propose. With their friends in on the surprise, or so they thought, they took pictures and video of Becky and Jessa in front of the zoo entrance to capture the special moment. In the video, you can see Becky reach for the ring box in her back pocket before she kisses Jessa and gets down on one knee. And then instead of saying yes, Jessa darts for her purse and digs for the ring box she had also brought to propose, while Becky, still on one knee, asks, “What are you doing?” 

When Jessa opens the box to reveal a ring, Becky stands and engulfs her in a hug saying, “I guess that’s a yes!” The brides-to-be were completely unaware that they had both planned to propose at the zoo, and they’ve since shared the video of their double proposal on Facebook and YouTube, which has more than 771,000 views. “We had no idea this would blow up so quickly,” Jessa wrote on YouTube. “But I can’t say I’m not thrilled because all I’ve ever wanted was for Beck and the world to know how much l love her.”

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