Over a year ago, Tori Monaco and Berkley Cade started dating after meeting each other online. Even though they were each other’s first same-sex relationship, they hit it off right away and knew that they had found the happiness they had been looking for.
Berkley knew Tori was the woman she wanted to spend the rest of her life with,so she asked the help of Tori’s best friend to go ring shopping.
Berkley told her mother, Kristy, and together they thought about the better way to arrange a proposal. Since the couple already had plans to go to Washington and visit Berkley’s family, Berkley and her mom decided that the perfect time to propose would be during game night with the family.
But when a couple is truly in love, they often have the same rhythm. Not long after planning Berkley’s proposal, Kristy received a call from Tori, saying that she had bought a ring and wanted to propose during their trip to Washington.
Knowing about both proposals, Kristy knew she had the opportunity of a lifetime. She immediately told Tori that it would be a great idea, and even suggested that to propose during a game of Pictionary. Kristy set up both women to propose to each other in the exact same way.
Berkley’s mom did not take this opportunity lightly, “When in the universe will there ever be two lesbians that want to propose at the same time, the same day, the same place, and the same way? I have to get it right” she said. With hearts pounding, both women were prepared to surprise the other, having no idea that they also were about to get the surprise of a lifetime.
“I [was] laughing at the coincidence, crying tears of happiness, and unbelievably shocked that something so perfect was happening to me.” Tori said in an interview with Buzzfeed.
It can be discouraging to know that institutions are doing little to nothing to address the homophobia that’s spreading throughout our country. But this is why stories like these are important, stories that teach people that gender doesn’t matter. Love is always love.
Berkley Cade and Tori Monaco started dating over a year ago
They hit it off right away and knew they had found the happiness they had been looking for
Berkley knew Tori was the woman she wanted to spend the rest of her life with
Berkley and her mother, Kristy, planned the proposal during the couple’s trip to Washington
But little did Berkley know, Tori also planned to propose to her at the same time and at the same place
With hearts pounding, both women were prepared to surprise the other, having no idea that they also were about to get the surprise of a lifetime
— Sydney (@33_Syd) February 11, 2018
“I [was] laughing at the coincidence, crying tears of happiness, and unbelievably shocked that something so perfect was happening to me.” Tori said in an interview with Buzzfeed
Unsurprisingly, the video went viral on social media and was met with overwhelming support
There were many who celebrated the couple’s love
And some who were in awe of Kristy’s orchestration
Some even shared their own cute proposal stories
There were those who had similar experiences
And those who just wanted to share their hilarious moments
Many felt the frustration of being single
Some tried to be cynical, but their heart just won’t follow suit
There were those who tried to hide their jealousy
Some even throw shade, but supporters didn’t allow them to go unscathed