In Aurora, Colorado, Jamie Rohrs took his girlfriend Patricia Legarreta and their two young children to the now infamous midnight showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises.'

When the shooting happened, Rohrs did not try to protect his girlfriend or their children, but actually ran for the exit and got into his car, leaving them behind. (Video below.)

Fortunately for Leggareta, a stranger, 19-year-old college student Jarell Brooks, escorted her and her children to the exit.

The Leggaretas escaped the shooting virtually unharmed, but Brooks took a bullet to the leg.

Despite his earlier show of cowardice, Rohrs found his girlfriend and her kids at the hospital, where he proposed marriage to Leggareta.

Amazingly, she said "yes."

Rohrs appeared on CNN's 'Piers MorganTonight' to recall his "harrowing" experience, with his voice cracking in dramatic fashion, no less.