A man who posted a photo of his sleeping girlfriend online for all the right reasons has captured the hearts of thousands with her story.
Imgur user chickenismurder, who lives in Washington state, shared the photo on Sunday on Imgur, showing his blonde girlfriend tucked up in bed next to a pile of books from the University of Portland.
The post, simply titled Right in the feels, starts with the man explaining how his 38-year-old girlfriend had ‘just started her second quarter of college’.
Hard work: A man posted this photo of his girlfriend on Imgur, explaining how his girlfriend, 38, survived two cases of domestic abuse, raised two kids alone and is going back to school – and gained thousands of fans
Happy couple: The Imgur user (left) wrote that he was ‘so proud of this woman I could burst’ and revealed that he plans to marry her
He wrote: ‘She’s raised two kids, 15 and 10, on her own, has piss all parents and was the victim in not one but two domestic violence cases. This is how I found her tonight. I’m so proud of this woman I could burst.’
He then revealed that the pair had been out shopping for wedding rings that day and claims that he is ‘ready to make the best decision of my life’.
He later also revealed that the two were particularly well matched because ‘I have an 11-year-old son that I’ve been a single dad to so we have a lot in common’.
The post was immensely popular immediately, gaining plenty of comments praising him for his sweet post, and also with several commenters instructing him to ‘wife her now!’
‘So not only strong but also adorable when she’s sleeping?’ asked one user, adding: ‘If you f*** up, you’ll be the most hated man on Imgur.’
A little extra push: The users on the site told the poster that he was clearly a lucky man, with many telling the him that he needed to ‘wife her now!’
Warming hearts: Many praised the man for his romantic words
Popular: The man’s girlfriend was praised for her efforts by commenters on the site, particularly for being a successful single parent
‘I wish the world was full of people only like you, it’d be a much better place,’ said another. ‘Enjoy every moment of your lives together.’
Many also wrote in support of the exhausted girlfriend and praising her obvious hard work.
‘Way to go lady!’ wrote one. ‘You’re setting such an incredible example for those kids of yours. As the son of a single mother, we appreciate it later too.’
After the hugely positive reaction to the post – which has now racked up over 700,000 views in just two days – the man took back to the site for an update.
‘Thanks for all the kind words of support you guys! This woman profoundly inspires me and it sounds like she has many of you,’ he wrote, adding: ‘Also, I’m gonna take all of y’alls advice and marry the s**t out of her.’