A nurse proposed to his girlfriend in a branch of Iceland after a romantic trip to the country of the same name was cancelled due to the coronavirus.
Robert Ormsby popped the question in an empty aisle after their holiday to Reykjavik was called off on Monday.
Patsy Murdoch said “yes”, but admitted she was “laughing hysterically” as he got on one knee in the Tonbridge store.
A photo of the proposal has gone viral and the couple said they were happy to spread some joy at this tough time.
‘A bit suspicious’
“It’s nice to know you can cheer somebody up by doing something that was just a humorous thing to make up for what we were going to miss,” said Mr Ormsby, a charge nurse at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
The couple, both 58, was on their way to dinner when he nipped into Iceland under the pretence of picking something up.
“I was actually looking for an empty aisle,” he said.
As he dropped on one knee, his partner “looked embarrassed at first,” but quickly said “yes” and he “popped the ring on her finger,” he said.