One guy found a clever way to take his love of video games and his love for his girlfriend and combined it for a unique proposal.
Austin Piechs and Lauren Woodrick love to play video games together.
But when the couple put on a game in May, it turned out to be more than just a source of entertainment. Austin spent 100 hours making a Super Mario Brothers-style game to propose to his love.
Each level was loosely based on memorable moments in their relationship - from a beer festival to their first date to a road trip, and many more.
Austin says that it took Lauren 25 minutes to get through the game. At the final level she was greeted with a special song that his grandfather proposed to his grandmother.
The character in the game, which was based on Lauren, then walked off screen and a message read: “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This!”
Then Austin got down on one knee and pulled out the ring, which was hidden behind the laptop she was playing the game on.
Lauren became emotional as he asked for her hand in marriage - and she said yes, ultimately taking their relationship to the next level.