This Firefighter Proposal Will Melt Your Heart

Baseball stadiums are frequently the stage for public proposals, but while Cameron Hill's plan may not have been the most original, it's guaranteed to make your heart melt. Why? Hill is a firefighter-paramedic who proposed to the woman whose life he saved. In January of 2012, Melissa Dohme was stabbed 32 times by her ex-boyfriend, who left her unconscious and covered in blood outside of her home in Clearwater, FL, the Washington Post reports. Luckily, bystanders intervened and called 911, and Hill arrived at the scene soon after. He loaded her onto a helicopter, but as he watched her fly to the nearest hospital, he told the Tampa Bay Times that he had a "sixth sense" about the 20-year-old. That sense proved correct when he ran into Dohme, now a domestic violence advocate, after she spoke at a local church. He approached her after the ceremony, and Dohme felt a similar connection, telling the Times in 2013 that she felt "weirdly giddy" around him. They met for dinner, and the rest was history. Two years later, Dohme was invited to throw the first pitch at a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game as a representative of nonprofit Hands Across the Bay. When Hill ran onto the field to give her the ball, she was shocked to find that it read, "Will you marry me?"

Needless to say, she said yes. (And then threw the pitch, because even a surprise proposal can't delay sports for long.) "He's the one I've been waiting for, my fairy tale," she told the Times. Life may not actually be a fairy tale, but with all they've been through, Hill and Dohme deserve the happy ending.

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