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Single Dad Proposes To Widowed Mom In Emotional Extra Gum Ad

They're a real couple and they've known each other since kindergarten. 💘

Here come the waterworks: Extra Gum has done it again.

The company's latest tearjerking ad tells the love story of a real couple: single mom Jessica Langevin and single dad Marcus Decredico of Concord, California, who have known each other since kindergarten.

The couple with their daughters Zoe, Alyvia and Malory.
The couple with their daughters Zoe, Alyvia and Malory.

Jessica became a widow at age 25 when her husband was killed while fighting in Afghanistan. She was 8-months pregnant with her daughter Zoe at the time.

"I didn't think love could be possible for me again," she says in the video.

Jessica and her baby girl Zoe. 
Jessica and her baby girl Zoe. 

Over the 27 years they've known each other, Jessica and Marcus' paths have crossed time and time again, most recently when Jessica began running an in-home daycare.

"Marcus got in touch because he was looking for childcare for his girls," she told The Huffington Post. "I was so excited to hear from him and our connection sparked again. We just keep finding our way back to each other."

Jessica and Marcus have been together for five years.
Jessica and Marcus have been together for five years.

A mom at the girls' school heard that Extra Gum was looking for real-life love stories and connected Marcus with the company. Togethey they orchestrated a surprise marriage proposal for Jessica.

On February 10, Marcus popped the question at the couple's favorite date spot: Grizzly Peak in Berkeley, California. With assistance from their daughters Zoe, Alyvia and Malory, Marcus drew some sweet sketches and wrote cute messages on gum wrappers to hang up around the proposal location.

"Honestly I think she saved me. She makes me a better person. She's pretty much my happiness," Marcus said of Jessica.
"Honestly I think she saved me. She makes me a better person. She's pretty much my happiness," Marcus said of Jessica.

"I had no clue he was going to propose," Jessica told HuffPost. "I honestly thought we were doing a travel documentary and that the scavenger hunt was for the kids. I only started to wonder when I saw the sketch of my mom and our love letters hung on the trees."

The pair sharing a sweet post-proposal smooch. 
The pair sharing a sweet post-proposal smooch. 

During the proposal, Marcus tells her, "You're my best friend. I want nothing more than for you to marry me," as he gets down on one knee.

Jessica's response? A resounding "yes!" of course.

"It felt like a fairy tale," she continued. "For me, it’s all about the small moments in our daily lives, like the little love notes he leaves me around the house. It was amazing to see all of these moments together! When I got to the sketch of him down on one knee I was so surprised! I didn’t think the day could get better and then I saw [the rest of] our family coming up the hill."

The couple is now expecting their first child together. Baby Riley is due on June 17!
The couple is now expecting their first child together. Baby Riley is due on June 17!

For more on the couple's incredible love story and proposal, watch the video above.

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