Ready to get a little bit sappy and misty-eyed? Yeah, me neither — but the following story will get us into such a state anyway. It's a tale about a man in love, a plan for a proposal and the help of some kindhearted engineers at a major website.
You see, 25-year-old Tyrel was recently ready to propose to 23-year-old Marquita. The two had known each other for six years, lived together for quite some time and couldn't be more in love. They were also both avid StumbleUpon users who, according to Tyrel, shared some of their best moments together while browsing through links on the social bookmarking site.
You can see where this is going, right?
Tyrel reached out to the folks at StumbleUpon with a plan — and they decided to help:
After Tyrel contacted our community team, our engineers were able to set up a special stumble session in Marquita’s StumbleUpon account at just the right moment that Tyrel picked out. Tyrel selected several sites themed around love and included a funny cartoon, the greatest wedding photo of all time, a video of a dog saying “I love you,” and a graphic with the words “Say yes!” leading up to his final blog proposal. The proposal stumble shows several photo entries, each one with Tyrel holding a different sign that when scrolled through and read in succession reveal the message “Will you marry me?”
As you might expect, the whole thing worked out perfectly. The video below shows Marquita's reactions and you can still view the Tumblr blog used for the proposal here.
Delightful, no? It's wonderful to see that large websites and services such as StumbleUpon are still able to take the time to help their users tie the knot.
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