The internet is basically one big lost and found. It’s no longer a phenomenon to shoot something into the abyss of Facebook or Twitter and have people involved respond to it.
Such was the case for photographer Matthew Dippel, who over a week ago posted a photograph he’d taken at Yosemite National Park earlier in the month. Dippel was posted on a ledge nearby Taft Point, waiting for a friend of his to make their way to the lookout when he spotted a man get down on one knee.
The resulting photograph is something out of a movie.
Dippel decided, like many others before him, to post the photo to Twitter in the hopes that it’d make its way to the newly-engaged couple -- Taft Point is a pretty popular photo spot. It garnered hundreds of thousands of shares, and I, too, have been following his social media closely to see if the photo would find them.
And finally, it did.
The couple in question is Charlie Bear and his new fiancée Melissa Lengo. Coincidentally, though, no one pointed Bear or Lengo to the photo -- Bear found it completely by accident while scrolling through a local news station’s Instagram feed.
"Basically we went on a hike at Taft, and I decided to surprise Melissa with a second proposal, for personal [and] meaningful reasons," he told ABC News. "Since Melissa and I love to travel and hike and the outdoors, I wanted to give her an epic proposal photo, and that’s how it came about."
Bear references a second proposal because, according to his Instagram feed, the pair got engaged back in February in Park City, Utah (which was equally beautiful).
After Dippel shared his photo, other users shared pictures they’d taken of unknown couples in beautiful places, like the Grand Canyon.
TBD if anyone else was as successful, though. Congrats Charlie and Michelle!