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    Updated on Jul 15, 2020. Posted on Jul 13, 2020

    This Guy's Proposal Prank Is Enough To Make Your Heart Stop

    I went through a rollercoaster of emotions watching this video.

    Zaden Gillette recently proposed to his fiancé Courtney in Ashton, Idaho, right next to Mesa Falls.

    Zaden Gillette

    However, the proposal went a little differently than you'd expect...because Zaden decided to play a little prank on Courtney before actually popping the question:

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    Please be safe when you’re trying to be creative🥺😣 #fail #proposal #nature #idaho #fyp #foryoupage #tiktok #tiktokfails #staysafe

    ♬ Surrender - Natalie Taylor

    In the video, which has nearly 1 million views on TikTok, Zaden is seen getting down on one knee...

    Photo of Zaden on one knee dropping the fake ring box.
    Zaden Gillette

    ...When he "accidentally" drops the ring box over the cliff. (You can see him below trying not to laugh because Courtney thinks it is the actual engagement ring.)

    Photo of Courtney shocked.
    Zaden Gillette

    Courtney looks over the edge in complete shock, thinking her ring is long gone, floating down the river.

    Photo of Courtney looking over waterfall edge.
    Zaden Gillette

    But, while her back is turned, Zaden pulls out the real ring and proposes as she turns around.

    Photo of Courtney turning around shocked.
    Zaden Gillette

    And, relieved, she says YES!

    Photo of Zaden proposing with real ring.
    Zaden Gillette

    It is truly a whirlwind of emotions and one very unforgettable prank!

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    BuzzFeed spoke to Zaden, who said he works in sales and got the idea for the prank from a customer. "What I dropped was actually a biodegradable box instead of the actual ring box," he said, adding, "Courtney's reaction was completely genuine. She was really shocked and trying to figure out how to get down the cliff to get the ring. After I proposed with the real one, she was extremely happy and overjoyed and bawling."

    Photo of ring box in water.
    Zaden Gillette

    Zaden said Courtney had no idea the proposal was coming and he had fun doing the prank. Phew! What a memorable proposal story...has something similar happened to you?! Tell us your epic prank stories in the comments!

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    Congrats to Zaden and Courtney on their upcoming wedding! Click here to follow Zaden on TikTok.