Over the years, we’ve seen some pretty incredible marriage proposals go down in China, but this latest one was truly out of this world.
A young man was spotted yesterday at a public square in the city of Urumqi, asking his girlfriend for her hand in marriage in front of a giant 33-ton “meteorite” which he had somehow placed there for the special occasion, and was “unveiled” by his friends at just the right moment.
According to China News, Liu Fei met Wang Fangfang four years ago and the two quickly started a relationship. Last year, the couple traveled together to Kashgar where Liu’s friend informed him about a local collector in possession of a giant rock from outer space.
Intrigued, Liu asked Wang if she wanted to go see the meteorite. She said she didn’t really want to go, but they did anyway.
Once there, it was love at first sight for Liu. He asked Wang if she liked the giant space rock as well, and she said that she did. At that moment, a plan began to formulate in Wang’s mind. He later privately contacted the collector and purchased the meteorite for over 1 million yuan, planning to use it in his marriage proposal.
And all that hard work paid off yesterday when Wang said yes. Turns out one meteorite is more impressive than 999 pomelos.
Unfortunately for this story, Chinese netizens aren’t really the romantic types. Web users have pointed out that the proposal was more likely a publicity gimmick for the opening of the marketing center which can be seen in the background. We have a feeling that that huge “rock” may not be from outer space after all.
[Images via China News]
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