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Thursday, 13 August 2020 8.44 PM IST

Man drowns while proposing to girlfriend underwater

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The happiest day in the life of Kenesha Antoine turned out to be the most tragic one. Kenesha was on a holiday in Tanzania with her boyfriend Steven Weber when he drowned.

The two were holidaying on a boat when Weber dived into the water and swam towards the couple's underwater room. He took out a note that 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!"

Antoine made a video of the entire proposal. In the video, you can see him flipping the laminated note and the other half of it read, "Will you marry me?" He then took out a ring and you can very clearly hear the excitement in Kenesha Antoine's voice.

However, things took a turn when Weber did not emerge from the water. He had drowned and died right after the proposal. He did not even get to hear Antoine's answer.

Antoine later took to her Facebook and wrote a heart breaking post for Weber and shared images of them together from the vacation. The post read, "There are no words adequate enough to honor the beautiful soul that is Steven Weber, Jr. You were a bright light to everyone you encountered. You never met a stranger, and you brought so much joy to so many people. You were kind, compassionate, you regularly made me cry with laughter, and you showered me with a love like none I'd ever experienced."

She added, "You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, 'Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!' We never got to embrace and celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives together, as the best day of our lives turned into the worst, in the cruellest twist of fate imaginable. I will try to take solace in the fact that we enjoyed the most amazing bucket list experiences these past few days, and that we both were so happy and absolutely giddy with excitement in our final moments together."

She also wrote, "Just a couple days before you died, you said to me, 'I've seen a few cancer patients on this trip, and it dawned on me that this is once-in-a-lifetime thing that people want to experience before they die. And here we are in the prime of our lives doing this. We are so blessed.'"

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"Yes, we were, my perfect love, my angel, my soul. Yes, we were, and I will carry the blessing of the love we shared with me forever. I will find you and marry you in the next lifetime, and the next, and the next, and the next... I love you so much, and I always will," she said.

She asked her friends to pray for Weber and his family, "Please pray for all the family and friends that loved him so much. Please love each other while you can, as hard as you can. I know that wherever in the universe Steven's spirit now resides, that is exactly what he's doing: giving love and spreading joy and laughter. And knowing him, always quick with an off-colour joke, he's probably entertaining someone with a story about how he royally screwed up that proposal and died while being extra. Rest well, my sweet baby! Always know that you are forever loved!"

After the news went viral, netizens took to Twitter and expressed their emotions.

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