Just before the Atlanta Falcons’ final game of the season, cheerleader Ben Ajani was on the field when he was asked to head upstairs for a promotional appearance. Imagine his surprise when his boyfriend appeared and proposed.
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But on this day, Ajani didn’t see season-ticket holders when he exited the field. Instead, he saw the love of his life, who was down on one knee, with an engagement ring in hand.
“I thought it was just kind of a normal thing, ‘OK, we’ve got to go do a suite visit, or something like that,’” Ajani said. “And it wasn’t. My boyfriend walked up to the platform, and I was like, ‘What are you doing here? You’re not supposed to be here.’ They just all worked together.”
Ajani, a lifelong Atlantan who’s also worked in entertainment roles for the Dream and Hawks, says he couldn’t imagine a better spot for his engagement.
Ajani is the second Falcon cheerleader to get engaged prior to a home game this season.