Recently, one of the most heartbreaking stories of losing a loved one went viral across the internet. The devastating story that left so many completely shaken was shared by a grieving woman named Kenesha Antoine. In her Facebook post, which was shared over 13k times and gathered over 300 comments sending her condolences, Antoine wrote a heart-wrenching tribute to the love of her life, Stephen Webber, who passed away during an underwater proposal.
Antoine and Webber were on a dream holiday in Pemba Island, off the coast of Tanzania. The couple was staying in a wooden cabin with a bedroom submerged in the ocean. This room with a mesmerizing sight prompted Webber to dive into the ocean and propose to his girlfriend through the window while she was inside the room. However, nobody could anticipate the tragedy that followed this romantic idea.
Once Webber put on flippers, goggles and dived into the ocean, he pressed the note to the glass which read: “I can’t hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you. But… Everything I love about you I love more every day. Will you please be my wife. Marry me???”.
While holding his breath underwater, Webber even pulled out the ring from his pocket to show it to his love. However, he didn’t get the chance to hear her answer. As Antoine wrote in her post: “You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, “Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!” ” The hotel later confirmed his death, admitting that everyone at the Manta Resort was “shaken to the core.”
The circumstances that led to Webber’s drowning are not known. In the wake of this tragedy, Webber’s family set up a Go Fund Me campaign to cover the costs of bringing his body back to the United States.