When Tomas and Okello first met, they were already aware of one another as their mutual friend Chelsea had tried to set them up on numerous occasions. They say timing is key, and in their case, the timing seemed to work out just right in front of a grocery store despite how many times Chelsea had tried to get them together.
Upon finding out that they both were still single, they decided to set up a date for the upcoming weekend, and from then on, the two have been inseparable.
In March of 2020, tired of Massachusetts' cold, inclement weather, the couple decided to head to Puerto Rico for a much needed warm getaway. Puerto Rico, Tomas's home, had always held a special place in his heart, and he wanted to share it with the love of his life. He knew that it was there, his birthplace, that he would begin the most important journey of his life.
Tomas set up a tour of Viejo San Juan with a photographer under the premise that he wanted to capture the memories he and Okello were making there. They walked through the old cobblestone streets, holding hands, and just enjoying life with each other. Their walk led them to Castillo San Felipe del Morro, where they were to take a few more pictures before the end of their tour. With the sun shining down on them and the turquoise sky fading into the blue skies above, Tomas, on bended knee, laid his heart at Okello's feet. With a pounding heart masked by the sound of the waves beating against the shore, Tomas asked Okello to marry him. As Okello said "Yes!," the two embraced with tear-stained faces and hearts full of dreams of their future together.