SWEETWATER, Tenn. (WATE) – A newly-engaged couple from Sweetwater’s proposal is going viral.
In front of friends, family, and hospital staff, Jamacio Kimble got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend, Kayla King.
But this wasn’t the original plan. He wanted to propose to her on their one-year anniversary last Wednesday at church with roses and music.
Kimble met King online roughly a year ago.
“She was beautiful and we clicked from the first day,” said Kimble.
A year later, the next milestone in the couple’s relationship has found itself online.
“Life is just so short,” added King.
Last Wednesday was the couple’s one year anniversary and they’d been thinking about an engagement since November.
“It didn’t go as planned. We definitely didn’t expect it to be like this,” said King.
Kimble originally planned to propose inside their church, but things changed when he decided to run home and change his clothes. On the way, he lost control of his car and wrecked in a field. A friend found him and called 911.
“I caught a glimpse of the car off of a cop light and I broke,” said King.
On the ambulance ride over to the hospital Kimble shared with his bride-to-be that he’d wanted to propose that night. When he got to the emergency room, he asked the nurse if he could still get down on one knee.
“I could have died, and so I was like, while God still allows me, while I still have breath, I am going to still do it,” said Kimble.
“I would’ve said yes if he had stood straight up and said, ‘Would you marry me?'” added King.
The answer was easy and now their moment is being shared across the country, across the world.
“We are both just so blessed that all the positivity that’s come out of it. We’re just so overwhelmed with the good,” said King.
The couple says while this memory may only last a bit for some, “It’s going to be here when we have kids, we have grand-kids, great grand-kids.”
Even though it’s only been one week, the couple says they’re thinking about having their wedding in May 2018.
Watch the proposal in the video above, courtesy Kayla King’s sister @SidneyKing07.