Man saves woman's life during Las Vegas mass shooting – 2 years later, they get married

Nobody was expecting the day to turn out how it did on October 1st. Thousands of people showed up for a concert in Paradise, Nevada, and many never returned home. The pain of tragedy has no answer, and many given are quite cheap. There are, however, some heroes that showed their true colors at this event.

Chantel Malanson didn’t know how her night – or her life – would turn out after the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

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Malanson met her now-husband the night before the shooting. Austin Monfort is from California, and the two met by chance in Vegas! Malansons friend had an extra ticket, so she flew down and started the chain of events that led to the eventual relationship!

With her friends at a country music bar, she was approached by a stranger.

Hanging out at Gilly’s, the Canadian friend group was showing off their dance moves on the dance floor. Noticing a particularly pretty brunette, Monfort approached her and said hi.

“It just felt like we knew each other forever. We went to grab a bite after the bar and exchanged numbers,” Melanson told Metro.

The duo decided to meet at the music festival the next day.

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Things seemed normal until shots rang out across the pavilion where the crowds were.

“We thought it was fireworks at the beginning since all big concerts usually have some kind of fireworks, however when it wasn’t stopping, everyone dropped to the ground. We were on the ground across from each other so we both were looking at each other,” Melanson said.

In situations like this, many people would just try to survive. In a total free-for-all moment, only true heroes are concerned with others.

Monfort and his new friend were faced with a life or death decision.

“Everyone ran in different directions but Austin stayed with me and we ran together. We ran across the entire festival grounds stopping a few times to get shelter.”

When they got to the hospital, the couple novel left each other’s side.

Flying back to Canada, things had the opportunity to end there – fate had another idea.

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Monfort flew to Canada six-weeks later to see his friend. After that, they never spent more than a few weeks away from each other.

Soon, feeling turned into conviction, and the two got engaged 18 months after the event.

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The couple got their k! Visa in 2019 so she could move to California. They got legally married in November but planned to have a large wedding on May 8th, 2020.

“We had a courthouse wedding for our visa on 1 November as we had to get legally married within 90 days of me entering the country. We made it very small but I still wanted a few pictures taken because it was still a very important day.” Melanson said.

Sadly, the coronavirus has caused further complications with their plans!

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“I still cannot work or travel outside of the US. Now with everything that is happening with this virus it seems like it could be longer than expected to receive my green card,” Melanson wrote. “On top of everything today we just found out we have to postpone our May 8th wedding.”

Despite all the challenges their relationship has been through, they are determined to make a life together. Love truly is beautiful.

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Source: Shareably, Metro

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