This is a man’s creative way of acting out a romantic marriage proposal to his girlfriend but do you see it that way?
The young man staged a tragic motorcycle accident with him as the victim in order to ask his girlfriend to marry him.
The man, identified as one Jeffrey Delrio, got local police officers involved in the plan to make his apparent demise even more believable. In a clip that went viral last week, Delrio can be seen lying face down on a street in South Cotobato, Philippines, with police redirecting traffic around the scene of the apparently fatal motorcycle accident, as his girlfriend arrives on a moped. She immediately starts screaming in pain after seeing her beloved laying lifeless on the pavement next to his motorcycle, and police rush to restrain her. Little does she know that this is about to become one of the happiest experiences of her life.
As one police officer asks the grieving woman if she knows the victim, and another comes in to comfort her, a third traffic policeman turns Jeffrey Delrio’s body and he starts to show signs of life. Before his sobbing girlfriend even has a chance to figure out what is going on, Delrio pulls a small box out of his pocket, gets up on one knee and smilingly asks her to marry him. With no one else available, the confused girlfriend throws herself in the arms of the police officer comforting her and starts crying again, only this time they are tears of joy.
Instead of strangling his prankster boyfriend right then and there, the young woman, identified as Shiela Parayanon, can only slap him on the arm once before hugging him. She then lets him put the engagement ring on her finger, and the crowd starts cheering. She never stops sobbing though.
“It was unusual. People keep thinking of strange ways to make marriage proposals,” said Mark Apura, a friend of the couple and the one who shot the viral video. He added that the couple were both “full of love” after the cruel prank.
There were mixed feelings over this intended romantic marriage proposal as some people were not impressed. Some people commented that if they were in Sheila’s place they would have dumped the prankster for this.
“It’s such a strange thing to do. If I was the woman I would have dumped him right there,” one woman commented on the video.
Would you describe this as romantic?