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.
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It’s not every day you get to propose to your High School sweetheart. For the past six months I’ve been working with @kaylacoombs to animate @stutzd4 and myself into her favorite movie, Sleeping Beauty. The only thing better than seeing the smartest person I know completely dumbfounded was knowing we’d get to live happily ever after together. ❤️ Enjoy!
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.