Surprise marriage proposal during Times Square ball drop

As confetti filled the celebration of the New Year in New York City, Michael Terriberry had his own plans and proposed to his girlfriend Nasstaja Zepeda.
1:46 | 01/02/20

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Finally tonight, ringing in 2020 with a great big crowd and a great big yes. The firefighter's wedding proposal seen by millions. It's America strong. Three, two, one -- happy new year! The times square ball had already dropped. The confetti had fallen. But for one couple, the real celebration was just getting started. New York firefighter Michael terriberry had his own plans for the big night. A surprise for his girlfriend, nasstaja Zepeda. It was funny, I actually wanted to stay home. And he was like, well, I'm working, so, you know -- I think this might be a good new year to go to times square. So, I was like -- yeah. The reason? Just watch. Very important night, very memorable night. What's on your mind tonight? There's one thing on my mind tonight. Nasstaja Patricia Zepeda, you make me a better person. I hope to make you shine. Will you marry me? Oh, my god. I looked back on the video, and my first reaction was just laughter. Nervous laughter. I was like, "Did I even say yes?" I don't even know. I think -- I did nod and I have the ring, so, this is good. Congratulations! The couple first started dating back in 2010 after meeting at an elvis-themed wedding in Las Vegas. A decade of love leading to this special night. It was a little nerve wracking, but it worked out perfectly and it flowed it was a perfect moment. Yeah, it really was. That perfect moment with millions watching and a perfect start to a new year. Happy new year, everyone. And thank you for sharing in our moment. Thank you very much. So blessed. And a big congratulations to them. Thank you so much for watching. I'm whit Johnson in New York. Hope to see you right back here tomorrow. Happy new year.

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