A Louisiana man drowned while attempting to propose to his girlfriend during a trip to Tanzania, various media sources are reporting.
Kenesha Antoine reported on Facebook on Friday that Steven Weber Jr., of Zachary, La., had died, though the circumstances surrounding his death remain unknown.
The post includes a video showing Weber underwater and holding a note in a plastic bag against a glass wall.
“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,” it says on one side.
He then flips over the paper: “Will you please be my wife. Marry me???” it reads on the other side.
“You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, ‘Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!’ We never got to embrace and celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives together, as the best day of our lives turned into the worst, in the cruelest twist of fate imaginable,” Antoine writes.
“I will try to take solace in the fact that we enjoyed the most amazing bucket list experiences these past few days, and that we both were so happy and absolutely giddy with excitement in our final moments together.”
According to his Facebook profile, Weber worked as an “RA at St. Christopher’s Addiction Wellness Center.” In a story on WFAB9, Weber’s friend Jarred Monson described him as "the kind of guy that when he walks into a room, he’s glowing and it’s like the ripple effect. It makes you feel very happy to be around him because he’s just a beautiful and very bright, bright soul.”
“I will find you and marry you in the next lifetime, and the next, and the next, and the next,” Antoine writes in her post. “I love you so much, and I always will.”
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