Couple Who Survived Tunisian Beach Attack Gets Engaged Right After

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Just six hours after Ben Wilton and Shelley Hey survived the Tunisian beach terrorist attack, they agreed to spend the rest of their lives together.

The British couple, who got engaged after ISIS attacked the beach resort where they were staying, say their engagement has a clear message.

According to Daily Mail, the couple said,

Our love is stronger than their hate.

Here are Ben and Shelley posing together after getting engaged.

The couple was on the beach when the gunman opened fire on beachgoers.

Once they realized what was happening, they quickly grabbed their things and made it safely back to their hotel room.

When the two were told it was safe to leave the room, they went downstairs to eat dinner and Shelley's birthday cake with other shocked tourists at the resort.

Here is a picture taken on the beach before the attack happened.

By then, Ben told The Sun he was determined not to let the gunman “spoil Shelley's day.” So, he decided to propose to her in honor of her 25th birthday like he originally planned.

After dinner, on their hotel room's balcony, Wilton got on one knee, took out a ring and asked Hey to marry him.

She said "yes," and a few hours later, they were transported to the airport to catch a flight back home.

This is Shelley showing off her ring on the bittersweet day.

The couple still made sure to send condolences to the victims' families.

They said,

Our hearts go out to all the families who have lost someone and those who were injured. Our marriage proposal is just one little bit of good that has come out of such a tragic day.

Citations: British Couple Who survived the Tunisian Beach Massacre That Left 38 Tourists Dead Defied the Horror to Get Engaged Hours Later (Daily Mail)