Today’s Friendly Wedding PSA: Please Do Not Propose On a Dock With Slats Big Enough For the Ring to Fall Through 

I literally emitted a pained Eeeeeee as I read this story, and then heard my female colleagues make all matter of the same noise when I IMed it around to them: It’s about a boy named Matthew who decided to propose to his girlfriend Kayla while they were vacationing with her family in North Carolina.

The whole group had gone out to dinner when Kayla spotted Matthew’s mother; when she turned around to ask him why she was there, he was already on his knee.

Matthew opened the ring box, and before he could even say anything—before Kayla even really got a look at it—it seemingly leapt from the cozy confines of its box onto the dock where they were standing, through the crack, and then into the dark waters below.

Onlookers who were on the docks and in the seaside restaurant jumped into help—some literally, plunging into the water to start searching—by running to their homes and into nearby businesses searching for goggles to help with the underwater search, and after an hour and a half, a hero emerged with the ring!

The bride-to-be told WECT 6 news:

“Everyone at the bar was cheering. All of a sudden, everyone was chanting ‘Propose again! Do it again!’,” Kayla recalled. “It was the best feeling in the world. My fiancé, soaking wet, smelling like salty, fishing water, proceeded to get down on one knee and put the beautiful ring on my finger!”

“The energy of everyone at the bar was incredible.  It was a total shock that he even found the ring,” she continued. “We walked upstairs and bought the men who helped us a round of shots. They were amazing and we are so grateful to have their help that night.”

Fittingly, the couple has decided to return to the scene of the crime—er, proposal—to tie the knot next summer. Thank goodness for happy endings!

{h/t: Gawker; slideshow courtesy WECT6}

Some of our other Friendly Wedding PSAs:

 If a Guest Doesn’t Get You a Gift, They Did Not Attend Your Wedding for Free 

It Is Not Necessary to List the Reasons Why Some People Aren’t Invited to Your Wedding On Your Facebook Page

A Crane Is Not Necessary for the Perfect Proposal 

If You’re Taking Wedding Photos Near the Water, Please Be More Careful 

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