Planning proposals can be nerve wracking for some. You want everything to be significant and perfect and for it to go without a glitch. So imagine the panic that Seth Dixon went through when he popped the question to the woman he loves and lost the $3000 ring even before she said yes!
Seth and Ruth Salas, a couple from Kansas City have been together for four years. On September 11, he got down on one on a bridge over a lake. As he took the tiny blue box out of his pocket, to his horror, the ring slipped out of the box, through the planks on the bridge, and into the water.
A video of the proposal-gone-wrong was posted by Staci Danbey Photography’s Facebook page and went viral. The accompanying photos also showed 25 of Seth and Ruth’s friends who dove into the water and searched for the ring, but to no avail.
Watch the video here:
Seth, who is an Uber driver by profession, told Kansas City Star that the event was “absolutely real” even though he wished it wasn’t. The couple did get engaged, though Ruth did admit that she wished she had a ring to show for it.
All hope wasn’t lost though. As the video of the proposal fiasco went viral, American TV show host Jimmy Kimmel came to the couple’s rescue.
Jimmy decided to fly the couple down to Los Angeles under the pretense that Seth and Ruth would be interviewed for a show called ‘20/20’. They can be seen in the following video, seated at the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, before being called on to the stage by the TV host.
What happens next with melt your heart. Watch here:
Jimmy Kimmel reveals to the couple that they aren’t here for an interview at all. Not only does Seth get a brand new ring to propose to Ruth with, but Jimmy recreates the entire scene right there on the show so that the couple can have the proposal they wanted.
A visibly overwhelmed Seth and Ruth climb onto the makeshift bridge, and Seth finally proposes to her. Ruth, quite visibly emotional at this point, says yes as the audience erupts into cheers.
If that didn’t make you go ‘aww’, we don’t know what will!