Man Hacks ‘Sleeping Beauty’ for On-Screen Marriage Proposal

This real life couple gets their happily ever after ending

A “Sleeping Beauty” superfan got a marriage proposal that was nothing short of magic.

Okay, it was an optical illusion, but it’s kind of the same thing, right?

Last week, Dr. Sthuthi David said “yes” to her longtime boyfriend Lee Loechler, after he popped the question during a rerun of her all-time favorite movie at Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA.

Loechler, a filmmaker, worked with Australia-based illustrator Kayla Coombs for six months to create a special new ending of the movie, casting himself as Prince Phillip and David as Princess Aurora, Today reported.

The secret video garnished over 2.4 million views on YouTube as of Friday morning – showing David looking confused from her front-row seat as she watched one the 1959 film’s pivotal scenes.

This time around, the prince kissed the sleeping princess — but he looked a whole lot like Loechler. The animated royal then pulled out a diamond ring, which made the on-screen Princess Sthuthi smile. The real Loechler then took over, expertly catching a real-life ring box thrown from behind the movie screen.

Dropping down on one knee, Loechler asked David to be his wife. The audience, which happened to be filled with friends, family and a few good-natured strangers, clapped and cheered.

“I love you with my whole heart. Including all of its ventricles, atriums, valves,” Loechler said, clarifying to the audience that his partner was a cardiologist. “Sthuthi David, MD, will you live happily ever after with me?”

Overcome with emotion, David said yes, as the film’s iconic “Once Upon a Dream” played in the background.


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