Lucas D'Onofrio got down on one knee in front of girlfriend Tamara, his high school sweetheart, this week. But that's not all. It was on her last day of chemotherapy for her diagnosed non-Hodgkin lymphoma. After the six sessions left her bald and almost certainly exhausted, she needed a cause for celebration. And she got one. See below:
She cries. Of course. And it's an entirely beautiful moment. D'Onofrio had gone all out too. He decorated the room with heart balloons, flameless candles, roses and photographs. Sweet doesn't even begin to cover it.
"I wanted it to be a symbol or closing the chapter of cancer in her life and opening a new chapter with our lives together," D'Onofrio told BuzzFeed. What a guy.
Proposals are hard to pull off, and I don't envy men the pressure they are under now. YouTube has turned it up a notch in that department. But this is the kind that really melts the heart. It has all the romance and sweetness one hopes will be there. But it also has the bonus of being personal. Hearts, candy and balloons mean only so much. It is the personal touch that always puts me over the edge.
This is a man who loves his fiancée and will stop at nothing to find the right way to propose. To her. Only to her. That is true love. May these two live a long and healthy life together.
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