A film-inspired proposal has melted hearts online this week after capturing viral attention on TikTok.
Mel Beringer, using the TikTok handle melberinger, shared the video of the magic moment on Friday. It has since received over 4 million views.
In the video, shot on the river in Chicago, Beringer’s boyfriend Mo pops the question with some inspiration from the 1999 film 10 things i hate about you.
In the video, the unsuspecting girlfriend is walking by the water’s edge when she notices her sister recording and sees her boyfriend just up the path, starting the first few bars of Frankie Valli’s song. I can’t take my eyes off you.
Much like Heath Ledger in the hit teen movie, Mo sings the first line of the classic tune before a marching band arrives to help.
As he continues the song, the pair grow closer before Beringer’s boyfriend drops to his knees and asks the most important question against the backdrop of the wonderful fanfare.
In a later video, Beringer thanked everyone for the love and best wishes on his proposal video: “I know a lot of you were interested in how he did it.” She reveals that her project manager fiancé spent enough time planning this magical moment and explained: “He scouted the location a few weeks in advance, made sure the timing was perfect and the positioning was right. perfect.”
“What I was thinking of doing was going for a walk along the river with my sisters,” the bride-to-be shared, “We’re just walking and I start to hear the music and I think, ah, that’s it. is good, it’s my favorite song.”
But when she walked further and noticed her brother standing there and spotted her fiancé Mo, she realized what was going on.
“It was just a dream come true. Really,” Beringer said, “Needless to say, he totally pulled it off.”
According to a survey by wedding site The Knot, 87% of engagements are planned in advance, while only 13% are spontaneous decisions. In fact, 4 in 10 proposers said they had planned how they would ask the question one to three months in advance.
The most popular place to suggest is a scenic spot, with 30% saying it was their favorite spot, while 21% asked the most important question from the comfort of their own home.
Viewers of the viral proposal video loved the moment, with thousands of people rushing to the comments to praise the remarkable proposal.
“It’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen,” said one viewer. “I am now mad at my husband,” she joked.
“Well, that’s it,” another user wrote.
Another viewer called the moment “best proposal EVER”, while one commenter quipped, “Brb, telling my husband he has to try again but try harder this time.”
“I’m sobbing,” wrote one TikToker: “It’s nice to see people so in love with each other.”
“It’s unreal,” said one viewer, while another said, “Imagine someone loves you that much.”
Newsweek contacted Mel Beringer for comment.
Update 6/23/22, 8:05 AM ET: This article has been updated with a new image.