Receiving an Olympic silver medal is undeniably special, but when Chinese diver He Zi took to the podium on Sunday night she received a little something extra.
Fellow diver and compatriot Qin Kai took to one knee and proposed to the women's three metre springboard runner-up, and people have had their hearts warmed by the gesture.
Chinese diving Gold medalist just proposed to diving silver medalist after her ceremony and I'm crying it's so cute pic.twitter.com/3ahT8yPW5O
-- Colorado Kitten (@colorado_kitten) August 14, 2016
Omg I just saw the diving marriage proposal so cute!!!!!! I teared up ??
-- Triple Break Point (@TripleBreakPt) August 15, 2016
OMG THE GUY WHO PROPOSED TO HIS GIRLFRIEND AFTER SHE FINISHED HER OLYMPIC DIVING EVENT IM NOT CRYING YOU ARE
-- alaina (@alainarose24) August 15, 2016
Fortunately for Qin Kai, a bronze medallist in the men's three-metre synchronised springboard last week, his girlfriend of six years said yes.
Newly engaged He Zi, who was not expecting the proposal, told the BBC: "He said a lot of things, made a lot of promises, but I think the thing that touched me the most is I think this is the guy I can trust for the rest of my life."
Some online were concerned, and some very curious, thinking about what might have happened in the live TV event.
Imagine if He Zi said no after her boyfriend Qin Kai proposed to her at the #Rio2016 3-meter diving medal ceremony? That would've been awks!
-- Wayde van Niekerk (@ChasePlusK) August 15, 2016
What if that girl had said No when the guy proposed in Rio after she took her medal? ? in front of the entire world ?????????
-- No cool name (@BeingChipo) August 14, 2016
Whilst some thought the spectacle of the proposal made it extra special...
-- JCR (@twinetime14) August 14, 2016
-- Jason Sputnik (@Sputniktechno) August 14, 2016
imagine winning a silver medal at the Olympics and then getting a diamond ring & engaged right after. Joy ?. In front of the whole world too
-- reechie? (@tiguitweets) August 15, 2016
Congratulations to the happy couple!