I’ve written about my fair share of wedding proposals, and I’ve gotta say, I think I’ve finally found my magnum opus.
Yes, the guy who planned out his proposal for an entire year was pretty cute. So was the story about this woman who proposed to her boyfriend with his family’s long lost signet ring. Oh, and how could I forget the guy who proposed to his boyfriend aboard their favorite roller coaster?!
You get the picture. I’ve heard my fair share of cute proposal stories. But oh, man, this particular proposal that happened on July 4, 2017,is just so what’s the word I’m looking for here? .
So here’s the deal, you guys.
Brandon Thompson, a 35-year-old Oklahoma man was enjoying his birthday our nation’s independence on the Fourth of July, when he was arrested at his home on account of a not-so-casual six felony warrants.
But Thompson wasn’t going to let a measly arrest get in the way of his plan to spend the rest of his life with his girlfriend, Leandria Keith.
Luckily for us, the entire exchange was captured on the police body cameras.
Didn’t get all of the proposal
Posted by Muskogee Officer on Tuesday, July 4, 2017
If you didn’t have the pleasure of being able to watch the exchange with sound, let me provide you with a fun, little recap.
Rae Sremmurd’s Black Beatles is playing in the background as the cops move Thompson’s handcuffs to the front of his body so he can propose to his girlfriend.
He walks toward Keith(Black Beatles still playing and cigarette still in his mouth) and says, I love you. Will you be my wife, please?
Luckily for Thompson, Keith says yes, andhe manages to get the ring on her finger.
One of the officers at the scene, Lincoln Anderson, said the officers allowed the proposal because they are human, too:
We all want to see someone get their life on track. Hopefully it will help him make the choices it will take to support his future wife and his kids. And if by letting him take a moment before going to jail to do what he did, then we did our jobs.
According to CNN, the couple revealed that they hope to marry once Thompson gets his life under control, legally speaking.
When you’re in love with somebody and you know that you want to spend the rest of your life with them, you just want them to know how you feel, Thompson told CNN. I wanted a new start for me and with the police taking me to jail I didn’t have to worry about my warrants anymore.
Hopefully, Thompson and his new fiance are able to get married soon.