Most proposals are tear-filled, incredible moments that remain an unforgettable memory for the couple. For one couple, however, the proposal was even more special than most. This is because the man behind the proposal decided to propose to his girlfriend’s sister too — for a very special reason.
Ashley’s sister, Hannah, has Down syndrome and diabetes. She “will always need to be in her older sister Ashley’s care,” USA Today story stated. This proposal touched the hearts of many and in no time, the sisters’ story and the proposal went viral with over 300K views.
Ashley wrote about how she first met will. She explained: “Will and I met October 2010. He had an old Chevy Camaro and I took a picture of his car, posted it online and said I loved this car, if only I could ride in it! Well, mutual friends tied us together, and the next thing you know I’m getting picked up for our first date in it.”
Their bond, however, only grew stronger when Ashley introduced him to her sister. She explains: “The real story is when I introduced him to my sister Hannah. She has Down syndrome and diabetes, and I am very protective of her.”
“Not only are we sisters but we are best friends. We’ve done everything together. I told Will that Hannah and I were a package deal. You had to accept her, love her, and include her in everything because she and I would be attached at the hip forever.”
Will did not disappoint. Ashley writes how he “went above and beyond, always including Hannah in our dates. We went to all the Minion movies, parks, theme parks, and we’ve all become best friends over the past 7 years (he even bought US a German Shepherd puppy!). He is the best thing to have ever come into our lives, and I’m so lucky to be calling him my husband soon.”
Currently, Hannah is taken care of by her parents but Ashley and Will live next door and they help out. "I am Hannah’s legal guardian if anything were to ever happen to my parents before they are no longer able to care for her anymore,” Ashley explains.
“I have no problem taking care of Hannah. I incorporate Hannah so much into my life now, that in the future it will not be much different. Will and I have our own separate life as a young soon to be married couple, but Hannah is still a part of our everyday life.”
Not surprisingly then, Hannah will also play a huge role in Ashley and Will’s wedding on October 7th. Hannah will be the “best sister” and she and Will “are going to share best friend vows to promise to care for one another, go fishing, and share jokes. They’ll also share a little dance to Harry Nilsson’s ‘Best Friend’.”
The photographers posted some of the photos online and had the best things to say about Will. “Ashley’s fiancé, Will, is one of the most amazing men with a heart of pure gold! When it was time to propose Ashley, he also asked her little sister, Hannah, if she’d be his best friend forever.”
“This proposal session was one of the most tear-filled and happiest days of our career! We are so excited for their wedding this fall and can’t wait to capture all of these special moments! We love you three oh so much!”
“What selfless amazing people….I hope they have a lifetime of pure joy and happiness,” wrote another. And indeed, they are. All we can do now is wish them a lifetime of happiness. Cheers to the couple!