After witnessing his girlfriend's hard work despite everything she's been through, this man couldn't help but admire her. And neither could the Internet.
Todd Heres, a 34-year-old who lives in Olympia, Washington, recently shared a photo on Imgur of his girlfriend, Eva Alice Webb, sleeping next to a cluster of books. While the picture isn't a typical romantic social media post, Heres explained that the sight perfectly exemplified why he loves Webb.
"My 38-year-old girlfriend just started her second quarter of college. She's raised two kids, 15 and 10, on her own, has piss-all parents and was the victim in not one but two domestic violence cases," Heres wrote. "This is how I found her tonight. I'm so proud of this woman I could burst."
The photo, which took off on Imgur and attracted more than 1 million views in three days, earned praise from people both charmed by Heres' show of affection as well as Webb's grit and determination.
On top of explaining his girlfriend's story, Heres also mentioned in his post that the happy couple went ring shopping earlier that day.
"I think I'm ready to make the best decision of my life," he wrote.
The proud boyfriend told BuzzFeed News that he's honored by the overwhelmingly positive response from the Internet. Ultimately, however, he wanted Webb to see how much he loves her.
“She supports me like no other person has and I thought by posting this I could let her know just how amazing she is and how much I appreciate her, as well as how proud I am that she is able to go back to college after having not been in school for 20 years,” he said.
Webb has since updated his post on Imgur. It looks like the couple has an exciting future to look forward to:
"I'm gonna take all of y'alls advice and marry the sh*t out of her," he wrote.
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