Reporter Solves A Mystery, Gets The Surprise Of A Lifetime

by
Sameera Ehteram
When a reporter started investigating why mysterious pink hearts were popping up all over her town, she had no idea what the project would have in store for her.

Maryanne Firth a Canadian reporter and photographer with the Welland Tribune, prides herself on "being able to get to the bottom of things."

When big pink hearts started at the end of April all over Welland, Firth’s curiosity was piqued and she started asking around about them.

But she got no answers, just sightings of hearts:

Pretty soon all everyone could talk about was the mysterious hearts; they had no names or messages on them; they would just appear out of the blue confounding everyone.

Her interest in the story heightened and she kept looking around for clues, but there were none.

And then, one day, there were signs indication something was going to happen at Chippawa Park on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Intent upon unearthing the mystery Firth got to the park and found a man with a box and a pink heart covering his face handing out flowers to people. She didn’t even realize that the mysterious man who had just handed her flowers was her partner of eight years, Ryan St. Denis, until he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

“Of course I was ecstatic. Shaking. Crying. Of course I said, Yes!” she wrote in her follow up of the mystery.

She was glad then that she had been led on a mystery that ended with something so wonderful.

“I like a good mystery, and I like it even more when I can solve it before anyone else. But for once, I'm glad the secret was kept.”

Now here’s a proposal fit for Valentine’s Day, isn’t it?

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