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Man proposes to his boyfriend 40,000 feet in the air. The other passengers loved it.

Chris Lai proposing to Cedric Thiery on the flight
Photo: Screenshot/Virgin Australia

A gay couple got engaged on a flight from LA to Sydney, and the other passengers loved it.

Passengers on Virgin Australia’s first Pride Flight from Brisbane to Sydney – ahead of the city’s Mardi Gras, its major LGBTQ celebration – got to bear witness to a sky-high proposal.

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Chris Lai, who’s Australian, said that he wanted to propose to his fiance Cedric Thiery on a plane because the couple has a “passion in flying and sky is home for me.”

So he got on the flight’s intercom and said: “Cedric, I am the person I am today because of you.”

“On my 110th Virgin Australia flight and my first Pride Flight, I only have one question for you, Cedric,” he said, before putting on his rainbow mask and carrying a ring to Thiery.

He got down on one knee and said: “Would you marry me?” Of course, Thiery said yes.

The other 120 passengers cheered as the men kissed through their masks.

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said that the flight started in LA, when it actually started in Brisbane. We regret the error.

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