ost little girls dream of the day they'll get engaged. The love of your life down on one knee, a gorgeous diamond-encrusted ring, an adorable baby hippo... all of these things combine for a truly magical experience you'll remember forever.
Okay, so maybe that hippo part isn't so common. But if you're the bride-to-be who got engaged at the Cincinnati Zoo on October 8th, that baby hippo made for one VERY memorable engagement photo.
Have you heard of Fiona the hippo?
If you haven’t, then prepare to meet your new obsession.
Fiona is a pretty big deal.
She's a 9-month-old hippo who was born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Although she was due in March, she came into the world 6 weeks early and weighing only 29 ponds.
Pictures of her insane cuteness quickly went viral.
Fiona the baby hippo became an internet sensation.
Tourists from as far away as Germany, Brazil, Japan and Australia began booking their trips to Cincinnati, Ohio to see the premature hippo that captured their hearts.
And can you blame them?
Fiona can be a pretty big ham when it comes to visitors.
She can often be seen pressed up against the glass in an attempt to better interact with her many admirers.
Just look at those precious fat rolls!
Fiona even has her own Twitter fan page.
Called “Fiona the Baby Hippo”, the page explicitly states that it’s a “parody account and is not associated with the Cincinnati Zoo”.
Oh, and it also has 10.8K followers.
Considering Neve Cambell only has 232 followers on Twitter, this is pretty impressive.
(Or maybe just sad for Neve.)
But this was just the beginning…