Let's get one thing straight: I hate grandiose marriage proposals. If a proposal involves extensive planning, hot air balloons or a jumbotron, it's too excessive, in my opinion. But a proposal surrounded by close family and friends is cute; it shows that the person proposing knows who the important people are in their significant other's life.
Well, teachers always say that their students are their second families, so it makes sense to include the kids when it comes time to propose to a teacher. And that's exactly what Jason Seifert did when he proposed to his girlfriend Ally Barker. The couple met as teachers at their Ohio school, they became friends at that school and they eventually started their relationship because of that school -- clearly the next step is to get engaged there!
Mr. Seifert, who teaches science, started the proposal off by talking to a classroom of fifth graders about the rumor going around that he was dating Ms. Baker, their math teacher. He confirmed that they are indeed dating, but the explanation didn't end there.
"We are a little bit more than dating because I am completely in love with her," Seifert told the students. "I was wondering if Miss Barker would like to become Mrs. Seifert."
Upon popping the question and getting down on one knee, the class (which was already presumably riding out a serious sugar high because this proposal came on Valentine's Day) erupted into cheers.
After the newly-engaged couple had their moment, the students all stormed their two teachers and enveloped them in a giant group hug. Luckily, a fellow fifth grade teacher was on hand and filmed the whole thing. Talk about classroom bonding!
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Seifert did ask the school's principal beforehand if this proposal plan was OK. Turns out, even teachers aren't exempt from the wrath of an angry principal. Check out the heartwarming video, complete with lots of shrieking students, down below.