The “Kissing Bench” at Syracuse University has long been known for its tradition of happiness and bliss. It’s been said that if you kiss your significant other on that bench, you will marry each other and live happily ever after. Well, Allison Clark, Class of 2018, will always have fond memories of that concrete bench.
Allison’s boyfriend, Brett Aston, SU Class of 2017, his family, and Allison’s family were on campus this past weekend to watch her graduate from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. Brett has long been aware of the “Bench’s “ tradition as Allison made him aware of it when he transferred to SU from Santa Barbara City College. It only made sense to him to propose to her there.
“I thought we were just going to kiss,” Allison said. That was until Brett got down on his knee and pulled out the little blue box containing the diamond ring. What a wonderful surprise for Allison on her graduation day! Oh, by the way, she said “yes.”