Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@h_saltovka
This is the moment a bus driver stops the vehicle and asks his conductor – who is also his girlfriend – to come to the cab before dropping to one knee and popping the big question.
The romantic bus shift took place in the city of Kharkiv in the north-eastern Ukrainian region of Kharkiv Oblast in front of a busload of passengers.
Trolleybus driver Maksim Chirva decided to propose to his colleague and girlfriend Daria Kotvitskaya at work to make the moment more memorable.
The couple met a year ago when Daria was working as a kiosk cashier and Maksim would regularly pop by to see her.
She told local media: “He was a regular client who would come to drink coffee, this is how it all started. We soon began dating and after a while Maksim asked me to move in.”
Shortly after living together, Maksim helped his girlfriend become a conductor on his trolleybus.
In the video footage, he is heard calling his colleague to the front of the bus.
Maksim then drops to one knee and holds up a bouquet of flowers with a ring box on top.
The happy couple then kiss and embrace as passengers at the back cheer the romantic gesture.
Daria said: “I suspected he might propose one day, but I did not think it would happen like this. I was really surprised.”
Maksim told local media that he was so scared that his hands were shaking and he was nearly unable to put the ring on his fiancee’s finger.
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