Significant others, among other things, are excellent Instagram photographers. Who else will voluntarily (albeit sometimes grudgingly) take dozens of Boomerangs of your cheersing your glass of rosé during brunch? Honestly, it’s one of the purest, possibly most overlooked, forms of love out there.
However, no one owns the term “Instagram boyfriend” quite like Gabriel Martinez Rivera does. According to BuzzFeed News, Martínez will do just about anything to get the perfect photo of his girlfriend, Paola Pentón González. "He’s always doing everything he can to get a good shot," Pentón told BuzzFeed News.
When we say just about anything, we mean it. On a recent trip to the British Virgin Islands, Martinez literally hung off a boat to snap a picture of Pentón floating in the water. Martínez wrapped his legs around the boat’s railing, hung on for dear life, and extended his arm to take the photo. While he was doing so, one of his friends captured his rather unique pose.
It seems like Martínez’s usual photography tactics paid off. Pentón’s Instagram photo is honestly gorgeous. "If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have all these great Instagram pictures," Pentón told BuzzFeed News.
But the photo of Pentón wasn’t the only thing that caught some people’s eyes. After Martínez posted the photo of himself hanging off the boat, Twitter user @_KingNeek posted Martínez and Pentón’s photos side-by-side just to show how dedicated he was.
If you're not trying to be tangled up and hanging like this off a boat for me to have a great picture like this, I don't want you. pic.twitter.com/JmI3VTJCSd— Bougie Banton (@_KingNeek) August 7, 2017
Other people on Twitter were quick to point out how #goals this whole situation is.
@Brytt_lynn @abbiec326 never settle for less than this right here ?— Hope ?? (@skylar_hdeer) August 12, 2017
@livdancex @AntoniaBeckford this is actually my dad ???? pic.twitter.com/iDAwyoR4lw— JaeWard✝ (@JaeWard_) August 13, 2017
Pentón isn’t jealous of her boyfriend’s internet fame at all. On the contrary, she’s actually glad Martínez, whom she affectionately calls Gabito, is getting his moment in the sun. "All of our friends are like, 'It was time Gabito's fame came,"' Pentón told BuzzFeed News.
Plus, when Martínez isn’t risking his life for his girlfriend’s Instagram, the two take some pretty adorable photos together. We’re not sure what crazy lengths Martínez will take for the next photoshoot, but we’re pretty sure the Instagram post will be stunning!