On a regular Sunday, a man suddenly knelt down and popped the question to his boyfriend while they were riding on the Beijing Metro.
Just like you think it’s a movie clique, his partner said yes and the two hugged and the fellow commuter crowd cheered joyfully.
According to witnesses, the proposal happened on a special rainbow-decorated carriage on Line 1 of Beijing’s subway. The man abruptly knelt down and said to his stunned partner, “Today I invite all the people we know and do not know to bear witness.” Then, he pulled out a watch and proposed.
In the background, some onlookers can be heard shouting “disgusting!” or “sin!” However, when the other man said yes, the carriage erupted into spontaneous applause, drowning out all the haters behind.
The video of this proposal had gone viral online and has become one of the most discussed topics and majority of the netizens are showing support and wishes to the men couple’s future.
It is nice to see but same sex unions are not allowed in China. In June, gay dating app Blued teamed up with Taobao to send ten gay couples to the U.S. to get legally married. Later, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling for gay marriage saw rainbow-colors flood WeChat and Weibo, but the Global Times responded to the historic ruling with an editorial worrying that hyping up gay marriage will “induce potential homosexuals.”
A day after the U.S. legalized same sex marriage, one gay couple held a wedding ceremony in Beijing.