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Backpacking girlfriend gets the surprise of a lifetime from her sneaky boyfriend

He said he couldn't go to Europe with her. But he had one major trick up his sleeve.


Dylan Love


Posted on Jun 5, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 4:08 pm CDT

Excuse us, we have something in our eyes.

This adorable marriage proposal was born out of two lovebirds having to spend a month apart. The groom-to-be’s girlfriend was taking off to Europe for a month and he couldn’t join her, citing issues at “work” and all that.

Then he goes to London anyway, and surprises her by putting a ring on her finger. Here’s how he wrote it up on YouTube:

My girlfriend was traveling Europe with her sister for a month straight. (We’re from the USA.) She asked me to go and I honestly said I couldn’t take work off. A few days after I told her I couldn’t make it. I thought what a crazy way to propose…surprise her in London. (Sorry about vertical filming…the pictures are great tho)

Here’s the video of the proposal:

You can clearly hear the chirps of cameras going off to capture the moment. The beautiful pictures ended up on Imgur, as the groom solicited help from a local photographer via Reddit.

May these two lovebirds live happily ever after.

Photo via Davide D’Amico/Imgur

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*First Published: Jun 5, 2015, 11:52 am CDT