A & # 39; joined on the hip & # 39; few who both have Down syndrome have melted hearts after their engagement shoot went viral.
John Rush introduced his girlfriend Shanae Nicholes, both 23 and from Ohio, after two in a sunflower field years of dating.
The moment that the young couple, who met at a local dance group, are now engaged 17,000 shares online after it was captured on camera.
John & # 39; s father David Brown, 39, said: & I love their engagement – the whole family is overjoyed for both of them.
John Rush and Shanae Nicholes, both 23 and from Ohio, have become viral on social media after photos of their engagement have collected 17,000 shares online
The young couple had been dating for two years before John decided to introduce Shanae this month
John (left) and Shanae (right) met two years ago at a local dance group and would & # 39; attached to the hip & # 39; to be
& # 39; We were overwhelmed when the mail received so much attention; people have said the best things online.
& # 39; It is wonderful that the love of John and Shanae is shared around the world. It has given us the platform to show that love finds everyone in one way or another.
& # 39; John and Shanae met through their mutual love of dance and went to the same dance group.
& # 39; They clicked right away and became the best friends and even went to the ball together.
& # 39; Ultimately, both of them made progress and John took the courage to ask Shanae to be his girlfriend.
& # 39; Anyone who had known two years later would be engaged. & # 39;
Shanae (photo) and John both love to dance, play outside and ride horses together
John had previously asked Shanae to be his girlfriend and their relationship has continued to thrive since then
John & # 39; s father David Brown, 39, said the couple & # 39; in principle are attached to the hip and they even fit 99% of the time with their shirts & # 39;
The young couple hopes to be able to surround the knot in May 2020, surrounded by their family and friends.
David added: & # 39; Both John and Shanae are basically attached to the hip, and they even fit 99 percent of the time with their shirts.
& # 39; They love to dance, play outside and ride horses together. John has always been a very active person – he likes weight lifting, martial arts and things like that.
& # 39; These two wonderful people have been a blessing in our lives, and I hope their love story reaches other parents with children with special needs, and they know that love is available to everyone and never give up hope. & # 39 ;
David, who has been married to his wife, Dawn, 43 for 18 years, is delighted that John has found love for himself.
He added: & # 39; Any advice I would give to other parents is to be patient and not to worry too much that their child will find love.
& # 39; Love always finds a way – and I'm so glad it found the way to John and Shanae. & # 39;
John 's best friend and photographer Megan Van Dam, 23 years old, who took the photos & shared the images online, was overjoyed when the couple' s engagement went viral.
John & # 39; s friend and photographer Megan Van Dam, 23, who took the photo & # 39; s, decided to share the photo & # 39; s online
She didn't know that the heartwarming photos would go viral and get the answer it did
John's father David said the whole family was fond of & # 39; these two wonderful people & # 39; and now hopes their love story will reach other parents with children with special needs
The proud father added: & # 39; Any advice I would give to other parents is to be patient and not to worry too much that their child will find love. Love always finds a way & # 39;
She said: & # 39; It's great that the message on my photography page has become so big – my reports were huge.
& # 39; This was only my second shoot I ever did, so I was on cloud nine when it received so much attention.
& # 39; Johnny has been my best friend since I could remember – he is practically a brother to me.
& # 39; All the time we were friends, I prayed that he could find love, especially after he had heard how terrible people were to him and how many people constantly doubted him.
& # 39; It makes my heart sing that he found the love of his life.
& # 39; I love both and I can't wait for them to have the special day they've been waiting for. & # 39;
The family of John and Shanae are now eagerly awaiting the couple's upcoming marriages in 2020
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