As Nationals fans lined the streets of D.C. to welcome the World Series champs home in a once-in-a-lifetime victory celebration, one woman was asked a (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime question.
Jefferson Payne popped the question to his girlfriend Alyssa Hannah during the victory parade and it was captured by dozens of cellphones.
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“I was thinking about doing it after the Nationals won the World Series but we ended up watching the game from home so I figured this was the next best choice,” Payne told WTOP about his proposal plan.
The couple are huge Nats fans and season ticket holders.
It came as a welcome surprise for Hannah, who said she now has an amazing story to tell for the rest of her life.
“I had no idea how I wanted it to happen … we had never talked about it, but it was more than I could have ever imagined,” Hannah said. “He grabbed my hand when I tried to walk away and I saw him fumbling in his pocket with the ring box.
“I couldn’t tell you what he said after that, I just said yes and started crying.”
WTOP’s Nick Ianelli contributed to this report.
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