Sep 20, 2016 11:52 AM
JAFFERY — The engaged Massachusetts couple that can be found all over Facebook kissing on Mount Monadnock - with the man on one knee - is happy to announce they have found the Facebook picture thanks to the power of sharing.
Robert Smith, of Holden, Mass., posted the photo of the couple to his Facebook page, requesting that people share the photo so that the couple would find it, and they did - within a day.
Ryan Kripp and Stacy Moore set out for a fall hike on Sunday, for the hike they - especially Moore - won't soon forget.
"Yeah, so we started dating in November of 2014 and I think on Veterans Day a group of us climbed mount Monadnock on a nice fall day," Kripp said. "It was at the top that we were sorta looking at the view, and that's when she said she fell for me. I figured I would recreate a fair bit of that date [for the engagement]."
After taking a slightly different route up the mountain, Kripp recalled getting to the top and eating lunch. Before heading back down, Kripp enlisted a random man walking by to take photos of the proposal. After a general photo was taken, Kripp says he got on one knee and asked her to marry him. Much to his delight, Moore said yes.
"The whole side of the mountain erupted in cheers and clapping, it was pretty awesome," said Kripp. "The whole day went all according to plan. The weather was perfect, barely a cloud in the sky."
Kripp said that a coworker at Turner's Seafood in Salem mentioned the photo to him when she got to work that evening. Kripp said that the server sent the photo to him via Facebook. He later friend requested Smith, and asked him for the photo. Smith has not answered at this time. Moore also received the photo from a friend of her sisters, who spotted the photo the same way.
"Sometimes social media works rather impressively, just to have a completely random person post one picture and start sharing it and it got to us in less than a day," remarked Kripp. "We are super happy it happened. We got multiple angles. Its one of the best photos that was taken."
The couple plans to have the photo framed and displayed in their house once they get it from Smith.
Congrats to the happy couple!
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