There is nothing sweeter than a precious photo of a couple getting engaged on a beach in Southern California.
But for betrothed couple Ryan Basch and Katie Ryan, having a former NBA star accidentally photobombing their shoot was an indisputable slam dunk.
Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade – who won three NBA championships and retired in 2019 – happened to be walking along Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito, California when he noticed Basch was on bended knee in front of his sweetheart.
The photographer who shot the proposal managed to catch Wade reacting to the proposal with his hand over his heart and a genuine expression on his delighted face.
Basch posted two photos for his post – one of which was a closeup of Wade's pure reaction – and captioned it with:
"When @dwyanewade happens to be taking a sunset stroll on the beach and walks by mid-proposal."
Wade later joined the couple and took pictures with them and shared one of the photos on his Instagram stories where he wrote:
"It was so dope to witness you guys love!"
According to Twitter user @OriginalYoni, Wade even DM'd the couple and hoped for their long-lasting union.
"I need y'all marriage to work. It's now on my conscious [sic] haha."
Follow-up DM was 💯, too. https://t.co/A91jS0Fscy— Yoni (@Yoni) 1602785969.0
Twitter swooned over Wade's sweet reaction and the couple's star struck moment that followed.
@OriginalYoni @DwyaneWade I love that look of pure joy on his face. 😍😭— 12 Foot Home Depot Skeleton Cinderella *I VOTED* (@12 Foot Home Depot Skeleton Cinderella *I VOTED*) 1602818820.0
@OriginalYoni @rashadalaiyan @DwyaneWade look at him clutching his heart. he loves love— corduroy cowboy (@corduroy cowboy) 1602783533.0
@OriginalYoni @DwyaneWade I love people like this, those who celebrate the happiness of others. ❤️ https://t.co/60RASeRq0V— Happy Cloud (@Happy Cloud) 1602844245.0
@OriginalYoni @DwyaneWade He’s so happy for them and I absolutely love it!!! 🤗— Bkzer she/her (@Bkzer she/her) 1602849201.0
@OriginalYoni @DwyaneWade Pretty cool and awesome he took pics with them what a cool moment— Matt23era (@Matt23era) 1602788958.0
@OriginalYoni This is the one. If “Awwwwww” was an image 😂 https://t.co/HvPMWuiXdz— ✨ (@✨) 1602788181.0
@OriginalYoni @ManuclearBomb @DwyaneWade this is the most precious thing I've seen all week.— Ashley MacLennan (@Ashley MacLennan) 1602784451.0
@OriginalYoni @DwyaneWade Well there’s no topping that. Every other engagement will be disappointing now.— April MacDonald (@April MacDonald) 1602794796.0
Some teased the NBA star for the length of his arms in the photo with the couple.
@OriginalYoni @Connochie7 @DwyaneWade No wonder his rebounds were on point look at the length of his right arm 😅😂 https://t.co/eh8ZY8vuW6— Andy (@Andy) 1602794344.0
@OriginalYoni @DwyaneWade Dude is hover-handing his fiancée but full-on hugging DWade 🤣 https://t.co/jTEZs3sUyu— Daniel Madden (@Daniel Madden) 1602835757.0
@OriginalYoni @DwyaneWade DWade been giving us great reactions for years https://t.co/XiW3Hk1Xsg— The Peppone Lab (@The Peppone Lab) 1602794225.0
@OriginalYoni @WorldWideWob @DwyaneWade The world needs so much more @DwyaneWade 🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐— Nick (@Nick) 1602786166.0
Congratulations to the engaged couple. May their marriage be filled with much joy for years to come.
Dwyane Wade is counting on it.