A man proposed to his runner girlfriend during the New York City Marathon on Sunday (November 4th), and while it got a lot of “isn’t that sweet” attention from the spectators who saw it, a lot of people were blasting the surprise proposal on social media.
Kaitlyn Curran, who was running in her first-ever marathon, had just hit the 16th mile when her boyfriend, Dennis Galvin, jumped over a barrier and went down on one knee to propose. The very surprised Curran said yes, according to Galvin’s cousin, Kathleen Figueroa, who said, “She cried a little bit, said yes, hugged him and then said, ‘OK, I have to go finish my race.'”
But a lot of people on social media criticized what Galvin did, saying that he made a day that was supposed to be about Curran’s accomplishment about him, and asking why he didn’t wait until the race was over or another time.
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