Natalie and Bobby's Tiger Proposal

How We Met

Two years ago, I signed up for Tinder after hearing my best friend rave about it and the dates he had been on. The first guy that caught my eye had a profile picture that showed him on an exotic beach holding a surf board. I thought he was attractive but also seemed adventurous, so I made my first swipe to the right. To my surprise, we turned out to be a match! A month later, after running into each other one night, I felt the most unimaginable, unexplainable pull towards him. Since that day, we were completely inseparable. Fast forward to today, and I still feel that magnetic pull. I am so in love and happy to have found the man of my dreams!

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How He Asked

On the morning of November 21st, 2015, he took me on a surprise trip without telling me the location or what we would be doing. We arrived at Dade City’s Wild Things Zoo. When we arrived, I learned that we would be doing something I have dreamed of for years as the crazy cat lady I am… we would be petting a tiger!! After a tour around the zoo, it began to rain. So we ran for cover and got ready for our private encounter with baby tiger Noah. When the trainers brought him out, they kept making comments about how cute his new collar was. I was so excited about meeting him, that I was completely oblivious to the fact that his “new collar” was actually the ring wrapped around his neck with a ribbon! I finally noticed the small blue box hanging from his neck and my jaw dropped. I blacked out and couldn’t even comprehend what was happening. He got down on one knee and asked me the words I’ve been dreaming of my entire life…and I said YES!

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