Japanese man spells out marriage proposal using GPS data

A successful marriage proposal and a Guinness World Record.

Mar 1, 2020, 3:47 pm*

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Mike Fenn

Big public proposals are pretty commonplace—and almost expected—these days. Whether you’re faking an arrest or spitting out memes, these formerly private, intimate moments have turned something that you, your spouse, and millions of people around the world can enjoy for years to come.

One man in Japan, however, has all of you beat.

Tracking his trek through Japan with GPS, Yasushi Takahashi painstakingly wandered around the island nation to successfully spell out “Marry Me?” to his girlfriend back in 2008.

Needless to say, his girlfriend said yes.

Takahashi’s unique proposal not only earned him a hand in marriage, but also a world record. The country-wide “Marry Me?” trek won the Guinness World Record for “Largest GPS Drawing” in 2010.

A lot of people say they’ll go to the ends of the Earth for their loved ones, but this takes that promise to a brand new level.

H/T Rocket News 24 / Image via Yassan/YouTube

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*First Published: Dec 2, 2014, 10:56 am