A dimly-lit Youtube video of a man proposing to his girlfriend at McDonald’s is bouncing around the internet today — and it’s not because the couple ends up living happily ever after.
The caption of the video, uploaded by user “Joseph Ann” reads:
I met my girlfriend 2 years ago in LA. I’ve never been good at planning in advance which is why we wound up ending our first date at this exact McDonalds. She joked for months about how 10 years down the road I would probably propose to her in a chicken nugget box so I thought she would love when I surprised her this way. She didn’t love it like the way I thought she would. We agreed to wait longer until it’s time to get engaged.
She said no!
Just two days after it was uploaded, the video has been amassing thousands of views. It was first picked up by the Toronto Sun, who took note of something we’re probably all thinking: “[This] cringe-inducing McDonald’s proposal is either the worst idea ever or great fodder for a viral hoax.”
After all, when you get rejected by your girlfriend at the McDonald’s, do you really want to put it up on the internet for the world to see? Hmm…
Either way, here’s how it all went down.
The video begins when Joseph Ann’s girlfriend gets in the car. He asks her if she’s hungry, and she says no. He drives to McDonalds anyway, where he orders a Crispy Chicken deluxe with a Diet Coke. His girlfriend (we never learn her name) grabs the bag and helps herself to a few fries.
Joseph Ann then asks his girlfriend to make sure they didn’t include mayonnaise on his sandwich. “I forgot to say no mayonnaise,” he explains.
When she opens the sandwich box, she finds a ring. As she turns to him (looking surprised, and a little weirded out) he asks, “Will you marry me?”
Unfortunately, she starts to laugh. “You’re not serious” she says in disbelief.
Her reaction was not what he was hoping for. “You can’t… this is not what you do,” she exclaims.
Then he takes the ring and puts it on her finger. “Surprise!” he says.
But she’s still not convinced.
“This is a joke,” she says.
After a couple seconds of awkward silence, she says, “you can’t ask me to marry you on a chicken sandwich!”
After the two share a very awkward and forced kiss, she continues.
“I know everything is a joke with you, but this is… I can’t marry you,” she says as she holds back tears.
He explains everyone knows about the proposal. He even asked her father for permission. Then he shows her the hidden camera.
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