Photos of a father in Shanghai who had an “emotional breakdown” at a local jewelry store after his daughter accepted the marriage proposal of her Japanese boyfriend have been making the rounds on Chinese media.
The couple had reportedly met when the young woman was studying abroad in Japan. The boyfriend, identified in a Sina News report as NagaO, traveled to Shanghai to pop the question, which her father obviously didn’t approve of.
When the man got down on one knee and proposed at a jewelry shop called Darry Ring on Tuesday, the woman said yes because she was touched by his persistence.
The girl’s parents rushed to the store immediately after they heard the news, only to find rose pedals all over the ground after the romantic proposal. The father collapsed on the floor, complaining to the shop assistants: “Why would you sell rings to the Japanese?”
Onlookers consoled the father that the Japanese man looked good and the couple seemed very devoted to each other. He responded angrily: “Don’t be tricked!”
The couple will reportedly live in Shanghai, as the father demanded that they not return to Japan.