Torchbearer David State, 25, from Redcar, used his moment to shine to go down on one knee halfway through his journey to ask girlfriend Christine Langham to marry him.
With hundreds of people along Loftus High Street looking on, Christine, eight months pregnant, said yes and the already jubilant crowd cheered with support.
Having completed his run, David, who was nominated as a Torchbearer for his dedication to helping improve young people's quality of life and his work with the British Red Cross, said: 'It was very, very special. I can't describe how I feel right now. It went perfectly.'
Recovering from the surprise, Christine said: I'm still in shock. I saw him running up the hill and was trying not to cry. He stopped and gave me a cuddle then he got down on one knee. I'm so proud of him. I'm a lucky girl.'
Day 31 will see the Olympic Flame travels through Middlesbrough, Redcar, Marske-by-the-Sea, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Brotton, Carlin How, Loftus, Hinderwell, Lythe, Sandsend, Whitby, Pickering, Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington, Beverley and Hull.
Other Torchbearers carrying the Olympic Flame include James Coupland, 17, from Middlesbrough who will carry the Flame along the Transporter Bridge. During year 11 at Oakfields School, James reached the Middlesbrough town cup final with the football team, competed at county level in cross country and achieved third place in the North East Indoor rowing competition, despite being a novice against more seasoned rowers.
Kelly Williams, 25, from Scarborough, will carry the Flame on the North York Moors Railway from Whitby and Pickering. Kelly is a truly inspirational and passionate PE Teacher who has been to Lusaka, Zambia to coach underprivileged children in sport and HIV awareness.
Amy Hopkin, 31, from Hull, will carry the Flame into the evening celebration at West Park, Hull. Amy has overcome the limitations of Down’s syndrome to travel the world as part of a British gymnast display team.
The evening celebration will take place in West Park and will feature a variety of entertainment. Towards the end of the two-hour show, Amy Hopkin will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the event which will enable the Olympic Flame to be seen by the audience.