The story of a Ukrainian woman who made a surprise proposal to her boyfriend while dressed in a panda costume in Chengdu, Sichuan province has been lighting up the web.
The 26-year-old woman, identified as Sasha, put on her best panda costume and danced to the popular song “Xiao Pingguo” at a pavilion of a scenic spot in Dujiangyan as her boyfriend was visiting there the morning of February 14. When the song ended, she pulled off her panda head (the romance) and knelt down on one knee to propose to her 26-year-old beau, Dabin.
The woman travelled to Dujiangyan around a year ago and had hoped to find her “Prince Charming”. On her train ride back to Chengdu after a trip, she met Dabin and the two hit it off, according to a friend.
Sasha had lived in Chengdu for three years and started studying her Chinese more intensely as soon as she began dating Dabin. He got to work on learning English as well.
Sasha said she’d been planning a surprise proposal for a while and settled on the panda theme because he often affectionately called her his “panda”.
Dabin has already been to Ukraine to meet Sasha’s parents, and she’s met his family several times when they traveled home for the holidays.
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