A couple have won thousands of hearts online after sharing their adorable marriage proposal in images and video. Lawyer Mark McDermott of New York planned for months how he was going to propose to his actor boyfriend Yuval David, eventually coming up with the idea of staging a flash mob - and catching his love's reaction on video.
'Mark is madly in love...with Yuval, who is madly in love with Mark,' reads the resulting clip's description. 'They have found their destiny, a dream come true.' On the particularly warm December 13, the couple were out with Yuval believing they were on their way to brunch with Yuval's family when they passed by Gansevoort Plaza.
As they walked, the dancers arrived in two cabs and Mark directed Yuval to the perfect viewpoint by telling him that they had some friends nearby. The music started playing and Yuval immediately exclaimed 'this is our song!' to Mark and grinned alongside him as they watched the dancers launch into a choreographed routine in the square.
The unsuspecting actor even began mouthing the words to the song, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's In This Life, before noticing that he recognized a few of the dancers. The next tune the dancers started moving to was Marry You, with Yuval still seemingly not knowing a thing of what was about to happen.
One of the dancers ran out to take Mark's hand and lead him in among the mob. Yuval smiled, thinking that it was just a spontaneous act. But then, Mark joined in the routine, moving side to side and swinging his arms in time with the other dancers.
Yuval's face is a thing to be seen at this point in the video, as his smile turned to jaw-dropped shock and his body shook with gasps. He then started to cry as he watched his boyfriend do his darnedest to keep up with the dancers.
After the routine was over, one of the dancers fetched Yuval and brought him to Mark's side. 'I love you, my Yuval. I want to spend the rest of my life with you,' said Mark, producing a ring and dropping to one knee. 'Will you marry me?' Sobbing Yuval accepted the proposal and embraced his new finance with a kiss as the dancers showered them with confetti. 'This was amazing,' said Yuval, thanking the dancers. 'I'm really speechless.'
After the sweet proposal, Yuval took to his Instagram to share the happy news with his followers including a photo of the couple with the dancers and writing: 'The love of my life proposed to me. We are engaged! 'His proposal was beautifully romantic and a grand surprise…in the form of a flash-mob dance performance with my family!'