Months before proposing, a man snuck an engagement ring into photos of his girlfriend.

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How does one even decide to propose anymore? It’s all been done! The grand public gestures, the flash mobs, the ring hidden in the cake, the intimate, candlelit dinner… It’s hard to come up with a unique proposal these days. And more than being unique, it needs to speak to who you are as a couple.

Edi Okoro was thinking about all of this when he was trying to figure out how to propose to his girlfriend, Cally. He carried around the ring for months waiting for the perfect moment. But he decided to have a little fun in the process, taking pics of the ring just out of Cally’s view. Sometimes, he got so close I can’t believe she didn’t catch him. Edi posted these photos on Facebook, where they went totally viral because they are just about the cutest things you will ever see.

“You want to propose in a way that speaks to you as a person and couple,” Edi wrote in the Facebook post that accompanies these hilarious pictures. “Some plan a flash mob, a fancy meal, or even arrange a marry me sign. I couldn’t do this because ‘Edi doesn’t plan’… I’m a spontaneous improviser!”

He knew that if he planned something special, Cally would immediately catch on to what he was going to do. So he took the ring with him everywhere and waited for the right moment to pop the question.

“After a month or so of waiting for the right moment,” he wrote, “I was sitting on the sofa admiring ‘my precious’ (yes I became very attached to this ring by this point). Cally almost caught me staring at the ring, and it hit me! … Cally doesn’t know I have the ring!! I should just start documenting these moments!”

And document he did. He started taking as many photos as he could of Cally and the ring without her noticing. It became a competition with himself, and honestly, he was totally winning. This is so silly and so adorable.

And Cally remained clueless for a long time! He even left the ring in her jewelry plate for two days and she didn’t see it. Edi really tried to put the ring right in front of her face…and she just had no idea it was there.

How funny is this picture? This might be the best… Brinkwire short summary.

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