See Heartwarming Moment Marine Proposes at Graduation

May 11, 2018 - 2:10 pm

By Kayla Jardine

While her graduation was an exciting occasion, this 24-year-old has an even bigger reason to pop the champagne!

Dani Cantirino just finished walking in her graduation when public safety officers at her school, Wagner College on Staten Island, asked to escort her out of the tent because of a family emergency. She had no idea her boyfriend Mark Fabian was about to give her the surprise of her life. 

Dani Cantirino

Mark, who is currently in the U.S. Marine Corps, was waiting for Dani outside, surrounded by friends, family, and flowers. 

As Mark was getting down on one knee, she realized what was happening and dropped her newly-received diploma in shock, but gave her fiancé an ecstatic "yes".

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Dani Cantirino

Dani told that she didn't think she would be able to graduate on-time, "So actually walking was a really big surprise, and getting engaged was an even bigger surprise." She also joked that she may be starting to think about the wedding, "I have to get a job first."

While getting her masters is incredible, having that beautiful ring ain't so bad either!