A tourist started an internet hunt for a beloved couple after he accidentally captured their engagement while posing for vacation snapshots in Rome.
Alycia Savard-Ouellet, 19, from Quebec, enjoyed a two-week Italian road trip this summer when she spent five nights in Rome – visiting the world-famous Trevi Fountain.
But when the science student returned to Canada and her family showed the photos, her mother Cynthia Savard saw the magic moment in the background.
Student Alycia Savard-Ouellet accidentally caught the engagement of a couple, pictured above with the man who produced the ring, while posing for snaps in front of the Trevi Fountain, Rome
The 19-year-old continued to smile unintentionally at the camera while the couple hugged one after the other
The press studs show a man with a purple shirt, striped pants and brown shoes sticking out a ring to his partner, who wears white sneakers, a red dress and a black jacket, who has clasped her hands to her mouth in surprise.
The couple is then shown a hug while Alycia keeps smiling at the camera, unaware of the scene behind her.
On each subsequent photo, while Alycia unconsciously beamed herself in front of the monument, the woman jumps into the arms of her new fiancé – after she seemed to say yes.
Alycia, from Charlevoix, Quebec, said: & It was really cute.
& # 39; Once I got home, I showed my & # 39; s photos to my parents on TV and said: & # 39; Oh, I remember, I laughed because of the cute couple that kissed & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Then my mother went "wait, go back to the photo for this", and we noticed that he looked like he was suggesting it.
& # 39; So I decided to try and find them and share the photos with them, because they are very cute and right now.
She also smiled at the camera in front of the Trevi Fountain while the couple continued to embrace after sharing the special romantic moment
And while the couple shared a passionate kiss after the man introduced him
& # 39; It was great, I hope I can find them. & # 39;
Alycia had packed her summer with travel plans and made a 4000-mile flight to Italy for a solo pizza-fed adventure.
During & # 39; the best time of her life & # 39; Alycia also made friends with a colleague Québécoise, who took the emotional photos.
Alycia said: & # 39; It was the best time of my life. I always wanted to go to Italy – it was one of my dreams. When I arrived, I was in love.
& # 39; The Trevi Fountain was on my list because it is one of the things you should not miss in Rome.
& # 39; I have been there three times and the photos were taken the first time.
& # 39; It was around 9 am & # 39; in the morning and a girl asked me to take pictures of her, we talked a little and found out that she also came from Montreal.
Alycia was on a two-week road trip through Italy, seeing many other locations, including the city's Colosseum
Her mother Cynthia, pictured here with Alycia and Alycia & father's father Dennis, saw the romantic moment when the family searched photos of the road trip
& # 39; She offered to take pictures of me and she went & # 39; wait, there is a couple of kisses in the background of your photos, we have to move to take some photos without them, so i looked back and laughed.
& # 39; I love art, history and nature, so Italy was the perfect match for it.
& # 39; I went to Rome, Florence, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano, Bari, Lecce and Tivoli and then back to Rome.
& # 39; It's so beautiful, I hope I can find them because they want these really cute pictures. & # 39;
Featured in La Dolce Vita and a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Trevi Fountain in Rome
The Trevi Fountain, or Fontana di Trevi, is considered the most famous water feature in Rome.
Listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and Baroque masterpiece, legends claim that those who throw a coin in the waves will return to the Italian capital.
The 85-foot high structure shows a statue of the mythical Greek river Oceanus, allegedly flowing across the world, on a wagon pulled by seahorses.
The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy, pictured this year. The Greek river Oceanus can be seen on a wagon pulled by seahorses
The statue is accompanied by Tritons, a merman or demigod of the sea in Greek mythology.
Completed in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini, it was built on Trevi Square by order of Pope Clement XII.
The romantic milestone was seen in countless films, including La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini from 1960, who follows a journalist looking for love and happiness in Rome.
In the film, two main characters climb into the water of the fountain for a romantic scene.
It is also featured in The Lizzie McGuire Movie, 2003, an American teenage comedy and Three Coins in the Fountain, 1954, an American romantic comedy.
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