While Matty J was making his decision on last night’s finale of The Bachelor (but we already knew) Australia had their hearts stolen by another display of love stories.
These love stories don’t have television shows. They’re no rose ceremonies. Marriage isn’t legal… yet.
But they are love stories that are true and powerful and filled with just as much romance and lovely moments and arguments about the towels on the bathroom floor as Matty J and Laura might (if they’re really lucky) go onto enjoy.
Last night, as Australia watched The Bachelor, an advertisement for marriage equality swiftly and decisively stole our hearts. (And potentially Matty J’s limelight but he’s had enough of that).
To a cover of Crowded House’s Don’t Dream It’s Over, we saw men and women being walked down the aisle to meet their lovers. A man marrying the love of his life, another man. A woman saying ‘I do’ to the woman standing before her.
We saw first dances and cutting of cakes. We saw tears of joy from fathers and mothers giving speeches. We saw bouquets being thrown and two brides being sent off after a night of dancing.
At the end we were left with: “For every bachelor and bachelorette, vote ‘yes’.”
Australia could not cope. Even Osher was overwhelmed by the feels.
— Chloe Papas (@chloepapas) September 14, 2017
The two dads walking their daughters down the aisle. ♥️ https://t.co/qSLT89OJIe
— Damien Millar (@damienmillar) September 14, 2017
This equality ad is making me have all the feels.
YES YES YES #thebachelorAU
— Osher Günsberg (@oshergunsberg) September 14, 2017
#thebachelorau well that say yes AD was officially more romantic and heartwarming then all seasons of the bachelor
— Dame Kittness (@SoftKittyWarm) September 14, 2017
I saw an ad for marriage equality during The Bachelor AU and it was THE SWEETEST DAMN THING EVER, I ALMOST CRIED. ????????????
— nadineishere (@Nadineee) September 14, 2017
To read how to vote ‘yes’ in the marriage equality survey, click here.
To read the dos and don’ts of sharing your vote on social media, click here.
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