The boyfriend who spent FOUR YEARS traveling to 26 countries to film an amazing lip-syncing clip to propose to his girlfriend
In 2014, a university graduate proposed to his girlfriend with an epic video that took four years to film and features him lip-syncing in 26 different countries.
Whitefish, Montana resident Jack Hyer went on his first date with fellow University of Montana student Rebecca Strellnauer on September 30, 2010, and vowed that one day he would marry her. Jack, 22, knew he would be embarking on a lot of traveling over the next four years as part of his studies, so he vowed to record something special in each country in preparation for the big day when he would propose to his beloved.
The love-struck student, who studied Management Information Systems and International Business, hit upon the ingenious idea of lip-syncing to "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by Scottish band The Proclaimers. The 1980s song tells a story of romantic devotion despite being separated by great distance, something Jack felt reflected his feelings for Rebecca. Over the next four years, Jack's travels took him all over the world, but while, in each country, he made sure to have a friend record him lip-syncing along to at least part of the song so he could eventually edit it all together.
After their graduation, Jack finally popped the question and Rebeca said yes. (I wonder if — at the 2-3 year mark — he changed his mind but decided to propose anyway not to lose so much work?)
The guy who spent 5 months proposing to his girlfriend with selfies… and she never caught on
It took five months for Ray Smith to finish proposing to his girlfriend because it consisted of him taking 148 pictures in which he popped the question. Smith's fiancée Claire Bramley somehow never realized that her partner had spent months taking photos of the two of them while displaying a card that read "Will you marry me?" Finally, on Christmas Day, Smith asked Bramley to her face. This time, she figured out what was happening and said yes.
The marriage proposal that took more than 4,000 miles to spell out
For one man, getting down on one knee just wouldn't do it. Instead, the proposal he made to his girlfriend was so that it was visible from outer space.
Japanese artist Yasushi Takahashi — a.k.a. Yassan — quit his job and spent the next six months trekking through Japan, covering more than 4,349 miles in the process, mostly on foot, but sometimes by car, ferry or bicycle. GPS technology tracked Yassan's every movement and directed his journey from Hokkaido Island to Hyodo Cliff on Kyushu Island where the trip ended.
At the end of Yassan's trek, the GPS records of his travels around Japan spelled out the phrase “Marry Me” — with an arrow through a heart sign added for good measure. Each point he crossed during his travel was carefully planned beforehand so that the GPS tracking would spell out the phrase clearly.
Yassan's work has officially been recognized as the world's largest marriage proposal, and also holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest GPS drawing, covering 4,349 miles.