MISSOULA, Mont. — This might just be the most epic, well-thought-out marriage proposal in history.
On Sept. 30, 2010, Jack Hyer and Rebecca Strellnauer, both students at the University of Montana, went on their first date. The date went so well that afterward, Hyer wrote in his travel journal, “I’m going to marry this girl, eventually.”
Well it turns out he ended up being right.
Since writing those seven words in his travel journal nearly four years ago, Hyer traveled to 26 counties and, in the process, put together a video of himself lip-syncing The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” from all over the world.
After the couple graduated from UM last Saturday, Hyer tricked Strellnauer into thinking they were going to watch his “graduation slideshow,” at which time he showed her the epic video.
“I’ve been on many adventures. I’ve traveled on elephant, on camelback, hiked to the lowest point on the earth and I’ve gotten to see some of the highest,” he said after the video finished. “But the best adventure I’ve had is loving ‘Becca.”
He then pulled out the ring, dropped to a knee and proposed to his overwhelmed, teary-eyed bride to be.
As you can imagine, the answer was an emphatic “Yes!”