EMS Worker Proposes To Nurse At COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

Robby Vargas-Cortes
Robby Vargas-Cortes, an EMS supervisor and Eric’s boyfriend, had an engagement ring taped to his arm. Robby got his vaccine – and an enthusiastic yes from his now fiancé.

A COVID-19 vaccine bought a couple closer together after the recipient, an EMS worker, proposed to the nurse administering the vaccine shot. 

Robby Vargas-Cortes, an emergency medical services supervisor, received his vaccine shot at Sanford Health in South Dakota on New Year’s Eve.

He had an engagement ring taped to his arm during the appointment, but his boyfriend, Nurse Eric Vander Lee, didn’t know that.

As Vander Lee prepared the dosage, Vargas-Cortes pulled out the ring and proposed—where he shortly got an enthusiastic ‘yes!’ from the nurse. 

The Hospital posted the video to its Facebook page, with the caption, “Robby got his vaccine – and an enthusiastic yes from his now-fiancée. Congratulations, Eric and Robby!”

Vander Lee shared the post, writing, “This is soooo crazy, and we want to reply to everyone, but we can’t yet!! We have no idea what is going on… Thank you for all the love!! We will never forget this!!”