Woman With Down Syndrome Reacts Adorably After Receiving Promise Ring: Watch the Video

Love has no limits. Ashley Greenhalgh was the guest of honor during an intimate luncheon on Saturday, June 25. The New Jersey native was celebrating her 21st birthday and recent graduation with close friends and family, but she wasn’t prepared for the biggest surprise of her life while opening gifts.

In a new viral video, Greenlaugh — who was born with Down syndrome — opens a birthday and graduation card from her boyfriend of two years, Danny Griffiths. The young man, who also Down syndrome, waits patiently as his girlfriend opens her cards and gifts, including a plush teddy bear, which she hugs with unbridled delight.

After getting to the bottom of the gift bag filled with presents from Danny, Ashley pulls out a box of jewelry. When she opens it to find a diamond promise ring, she’s over-the-moon with joy. “It’s a ring,” she squeals. “I’m going to be married!” Danny then kneels to ask his Ashley to be his wife.

Following the celebration, Ashley’s sister, Courtney, shared the sweet video on her Facebook page. “I’m looking to make this video go viral. It’s too precious not to share with the social media world!” she posted along with the video. Below is Courtney’s message to the world:

“On Saturday, June 25th, my family held a luncheon with our closest relatives and friends to celebrate my sister, Ashley’s, 21st birthday and high school graduation,” Courtney shared in the public post. “Among the crowd was my sister’s boyfriend, Danny. Both Danny and Ashley were born with Down Syndrome; not only do they both share an unconditional love for one another, they show a genuine appreciation for life on a daily basis.”

“Danny and my sister have been dating for two years and couldn’t be more perfect for each other,” Ashley’s sister continued. “They both have each other’s best interests at heart.”

“Danny and Ashley talk about getting married in the future; while they know that the timing isn’t right just yet, Danny wanted to go out of his way to let my sister know that he will always be there for her and that he only has eyes for her,” Courtney explained in the touching post. “Danny saved up his own money from his job to get my sister a beautiful, diamond promise ring. The presentation of the ring takes this thoughtful gift to a whole new level. Watch the video to see…”

Along with helping her sister celebrate one of the most memorable days of her life, it seems Courtney’s wish to share Ashley and Danny’s story has come true! The now-viral video has been viewed over one million times. Watch it above.


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Kelly Spears
Kelly Spears
Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'