Because Fiona the hippo is clearly America’s favorite zoo animal, this couple was delighted when she decided to crash their wedding proposal earlier this month.
Nick Kelbe and Hayley Roll were visiting the baby hippopotamus at the Cincinnati Zoo when Kelbe popped the question.
Drawn to the romantic occasion, Fiona meandered up to the couple in order to preside over the proposal with her adorable neck chub pressed up against the glass.
Of course, Ms. Roll said yes – and they were thrilled to have photo evidence of the sweet event.
Roll, who is a radiologist in pediatrics, later posted the photos to Instagram, with instant social media success.
“We’re so happy Fiona could be there on our special day,” she wrote.
In a shout-out to her new fiancé, she said: “Here’s to many more years of going to zoos with you.”
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Reprint (Photos by Hayley Roll)