I know what you're thinking: oh no, not another cheesy public marriage proposal. I thought the same thing. But this one is totally different, I swear! It will make you sigh and say, "Awwww." It will inspire you to take dance classes and try out for an NBA team's cheerleading squad. 

In one video we get to see what makes this proposal stand apart from countless others that have gone viral in recent months: the man who proposed to Chicago Bulls dancer Ariana Rosado smack in the middle of her routine did things her way and it's a totally refreshing take on the public proposal.

It doesn't hurt, of course, that Ariana looks genuinely shocked. I mean, there she is cutting some serious moves on the court when, suddenly, the dance music stops and Bruno Mars' "Marry You" begins playing out of nowhere. The seasoned dancer tries to roll with it and casually escape the scene, but is pulled back into a chair by a terribly un-bull-looking mascot. Scary mascot swirls her around and around while her fellow cheerleaders continue a choreographed number to the new song. 

Seriously, Ariana STILL looks perplexed. Amazing.

Next, two inflatable mascots appear on the court and one fumbles his way up to the young woman. He somehow deflates his costume and reveals himself -- of course, it's her adorable fiance! Ariana finally puts two and two together as her man drops to one knee to propose with a ring

The look on her face is priceless. She seems to be utterly in love and in awe of his proposal. It's truly a gorgeous, happy moment.

More importantly, her fiance had the wisdom to incorporate her interests and passion in the proposal, which is something so many of the others lack. He proposes on "her turf," which is also unique. And it doesn't hurt that he's willing to make a teeny bit of a fool of himself (oh man, those inflatable costumes are something else) or that he kept it short and simple. 

This is, hands down, one of my favorite proposals of the year. Check it out and see what you think. 

What did you think of this proposal? Are you a fan of public marriage proposals? 

 

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