Sunday was a special day for over 50,000 people who took part in the world’s largest marathon, but it was an especially-special special day for nurse Kaitlyn Curran. She had just hit mile 16 of her first ever marathon when Dennis Galvin, her Jersey City firefighter boyfriend of four years, jumped over a barrier and went down on one knee to propose.

"People in the race were slowing down to take pictures. It was indescribable just to be there and see it all was amazing," Galvin's cousin Kathleen Figueroa, who captured the proposal on video, told CBS. She added that Curran, who said yes and then finished the marathon, had no idea he was going to propose.

What a lovely only-in-NYC story, right? Nothing else to see here, right?


Because when I quote searched this proposal video on Twitter, I could not find a single person who had ANYTHING nice to say about Dennis Galvin's proposal. The vast majority of people online in fact think that he is basically a war criminal now for interrupting her marathon run. Why couldn't he wait until the finish line—or better yet, until well after the race was over? What kind of monster would make this particular day—a day she trained months for—about him?

Sure, Curran was by all accounts very happy about the proposal. "She cried a little bit, said yes, hugged him and then said 'OK, I have to go finish my race,'" Figueroa noted. But was it selfish of him to do so like this? Are there just some places you should absolutely never propose (like at other people's weddings, or at your significant other's election party)? Or are people online just especially rage-y today?

Either way, it is truly hilarious how much people hated this. So I would think twice before you unfurl your "marry me" banner at mile 69 of the Hardrock 100-Mile Endurance Run.