This is the heartwarming moment a firefighter was called out to reports of a man with a ring stuck on his finger – and was proposed to by her boyfriend.
Jodi Vincent, 35, was surprised by her partner Mark Edwards, 33, as he went down on one knee this morning.
The mum-of-two had been called out to Birmingham’s New Street Station but was left gobsmacked when she saw it was her boyfriend who had made the call for help.
And crew members captured the touching moment Mark popped the question at the main concourse of the busy train station as a delighted Jodi said “yes”.
Luckily, Jodi’s colleagues from Highgate Fire Station in Birmingham were all in on the surprise proposal when they took her to the fake call-out at around 10am.
Jodi, of Hagley, Worcs., said: “I turned up at the station with the crew and saw another one of our units truck’s there which I thought was unusual.
“I spotted our team and I saw the gaffer and I thought ‘this is strange’ and I didn’t see Mark until we got a bit closer.
“But then I saw Mark in the middle of the station looking rather nervous.
“That’s when I knew what was going to happen.
“It was such a shock, I had no idea.”
In the footage Jodi can be seen shyly turning away as accounts manager Mark takes her by the hand and gets out the diamond ring.
And much to his delight she is captured smiling widely as she says yes in front of dozens of bemused commuters.
Jodi, who has worked for West Midlands Fire Service for 11 years, added: “When he came over, I panicked a bit. It was quite overwhelming but Mark was great.
“He must have been planning it for quite some time – he had been in to the station before to talk to the guys here.
“Obviously, as firefighters everyone needed to know exactly what was going on.
“The lads were all very smug about it afterwards but they’re all very happy for me.”
Mark added: “It was honestly the most nerve-wracking thing I’ve done in my life.
“I’d always wanted to do something that was out there and unusual. I wanted it to be something she would remember for the rest of her life.
“I’d been planning it for six months really. I needed to make sure everyone was in the know – apart from Jodi – including fire control.
“So it actually took quite a lot of effort to get Jodie in to the station and for me to get down on one knee.”
The couple have been together for six years and have two girls Miya, aged three, and 11-month-old Harper.
Mark added: “I think the image of us in the station will be great for the kids to grow up with.
“I hope it will be a role model.
“In some time I want to show it to my daughters’ future boyfriends and say: ‘I bet you can’t top that.”
Despite all the excitement it was straight back to work for Jodi to finish her shift with Highgate Fire Station tweeting a picture of her back at the station.
Watch commander Paul Harpin said: “All the team are really happy for them both.
“It was months in the planning. We are very happy and it’s a big congratulations.”