A man drowns in the water while making an underwater marriage proposal to his girlfriend in Tanzania.
A romantic gesture turned into a gut-wrenching tragedy!
The distraught girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine, an attorney by profession in Baton Rouge, took Facebook to share the traumatic news early Friday. She shared the heartbreaking video and pictures of the proposal minutes before her boyfriend, Steven Weber Jr. downed while proposing to her.
In the video, Weber was seen swimming underwater in a water tank holding a handwritten note in hand enclosed in a Ziploc bag. One side of the note read “I can’t hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you. But…everything I love about you I love more every day!” And on the other side of the note, he had asked her to marry him before pulling out a small black box that contained a beautiful diamond ring.
The couple was vacationing in Tanzania when this devastating incident occurred. According to Kenesha, Steven drowned before he could reach the surface to her ‘Yes.’ Calling him a beautiful soul and a bright light in everyone’s life, Kenesha details the horrifying scene in her post. Recalling one of their conversations, she wrote that Steven had mentioned seeing a few cancer patients on their trip, and it dawned on him that that was a once-in-a-lifetime thing that people want to have an experience of before they die. He considered them blessed as they were the prime of our lives doing this (togetherness), he told her a few days before his untimely demise.
Addressing him as her perfect love, her angel, her love, she wrote that yes, they indeed were (blessed). And she will always carry the blessing of the love that the couple shared. She further writes that she will find him in the next lifetime and marry him, and the next, and the next. She loves him so much and she always will, read her heartbreaking post.
The post quickly went viral and attracted international attention. Several people expressed their sadness and condolences for Antoine and Steven’s family. It is extremely shattering, may his soul rest in peace.