The ferocious Orlando Cruz, a.k.a. “The Phenomenon,” proposed to his boyfriend José Manuel on Facebook this morning in a touching video. Translated into English, the Puerto Rican boxer’s proposal reads as such:
“I wanted to tell you how much I need you and how much I miss you. I know you are a person that means a lot to me and that supports my career and respects it which is very important, but above all is always there giving me that push that I need. Now more than ever that I have an important fight coming up for the World Championship […] I want to tell you that you are a very special person in my life. I am a little nervous, but I want to tell you and share with your friends and my friends, if you want to marry me. I want you to be part of my life and me be part of yours.”
Oh my GOD. The “I am a little nervous” kills me. Fortunately Manuel responded with a similarly heartfelt video in no time at all. The translation? Is another winner.
“I want to say yes. I accept marrying you because I love and adore you. You are very special in my life. You have made me really happy. I was not expecting this proposal… and in Facebook. I am very excited, all the world knows it and all the world will know it. Yes, I do want to marry you because I love you, I love you, I love you very much. We will keep going forward and you will see we will be very happy. I love you, ‘papi’, from my heart. Bye.”
So, um, there you have it. A perfect news item.