People Are Furious That This Man Proposed to His Girlfriend In the Middle of Her First Marathon

What do you think?

Kathleen Figueroa

Picture this: You're running your through the streets of New York City. You've been training for this for over a year. You're exhausted, sweaty, and surrounded by people, including over 50,000 fellow runners and countless spectators.

At mile 16, you see your boyfriend and excitedly run over to say hello. It is at that precise moment that he hops the barrier, gets down on one knee, and proposes to you. In the middle of the marathon.

That's what happened to when her now-fiancé Dennis Galvin popped the question this weekend. The video, which CBS Evening News obtained, has started to go viral.

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.

— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews)

As these things tend to go, the internet is fiercely divided on whether this proposal is the absolute best or the absolute worst. Allow them to explain:

OMG, I am STEAMING about the guy who proposed to his GF at mile 16 of her FIRST NYC marathon. What the actual fuck? What a shitty ass thing to do! She worked hard for that shit, and he made it about him. *growls*

— Katee Robert (@katee_robert)

Guy totally ruined her marathon time

— Liam Martin (@LiamWBZ)

"My girlfriend is running the can I make this about me?"

— bed stuy guy (@DTenenbaum)

Guy Watching His Girlfriend Run Marathon Quietly Finds A Way To Make It All About Him

— Kashana (@kashanacauley)

this guy jumped the barrier and proposed to his girlfriend at mile 16 of the nyc marathon


proposals mid race cannot be a thing no no no no

— Cross Country Probs (@CrossProb)

this guy clearly needs better friends because not a single one of them told him NOT TO FUCKING DO THIS

— Whitney McIntosh (@WhitneyM02)

This guy interrupted his girlfriend's marathon to propose. I would have been mad if had interrupted me while eating a sandwich.

— Kristen Hidalgo (@manraysky)

You do not stop someone 16 miles in to a Marathon, proposal or not 🙄

— Geoff Shaw (@gshawisme)

If you've ever trained for a marathon, the amount of time that goes into, is a lot. To be interrupted for a damn proposal is insane.

— Joel Macke (@NotJoelMacke)

Seeing all of Twitter pile on the NYC marathon proposal guy gives me faith in America.

— elaine corden (@elainecorden)

no one likes marathon proposal guy on this website and that is how i know i’m in the right place

— Scaachi (@Scaachi)

marathon proposal dude thought he was being all cute now the internet is ruining his life wow life comes at u fast :\

— persilla (@priskillinit)

In total fairness, the people of Twitter don't know whether Kaitlyn loved this proposal or not. She said yes, and she did look super happy as she kept running. It's totally possible that this is exactly what she wanted and Dennis killed it and they will live happily ever after.

HOWEVER, for any future mans planning on proposing to their ladies, maybe think twice before doing something that could potentially go viral and get you roasted on the web. Good luck to you!

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