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We all love a good viral proposal — and this one, from Chicago couple Josh Schmitz and Danielle Roesch, just might take the cake.
Schmitz met Roesch on Tinder in October 2014, and by August of the following year, he already knew that he wanted to marry her, NBC Chicago reports. He didn't want to propose to her with just an old drop to one knee, however — he wanted to do something truly special, so he set out planning an epic year-long proposal.
Every day for an entire year, Schmitz scribbled out a note to his future fiancée on a whiteboard or a scrap of paper. Some flat-out asked her to marry him; others professed how much she meant to him. Each day, he would film a quick clip of himself holding the note up for the camera, whether he was at work, at home or on vacation.
After a year of filming these short clips, Schmitz hired someone to make a 21-minute video compilation of them all. He then had a friend of Roesch's invite her to a fake corporate event at Chicago's Adler Planetarium — but when Roesch arrived, her friends, her family and a giant video screen awaiting her instead.
The last frame of Schmitz's mini-film instructed Roesch to walk down to Lake Michigan, where Schmitz was waiting for her with rose petals and his small white board, on which he had written, "Will you be my wife?" Two check boxes offered the options "yes" and "no." Of course, Roesch checked yes.
Schmitz says he was inspired to write secret notes to his now-fiancée because note-writing is part of their daily routine. The couple doesn't see each other much during the week (Schmitz is a heavy equipment manager, and he leaves for work at 4:45 a.m. every day), so the two started leaving notes for each other every morning: Roesch sees hers when she wakes up to get ready for work every day, and Schmitz sees his every day when he gets home.
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