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This Guy Travelled 5,437 Miles To Surprise His Girlfriend With A "Rent"-Themed Proposal

Well, if you're going to do it, you might as well do it properly.

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This is the moment Londoner Omar Kenawi surprised his girlfriend, Susan Schlegel, with a musical proposal at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles two weeks ago.

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Modestly calling his video "Most Romantic Long Distance Surprise Proposal Ever", the clip shows Schlegel being surprised by friends and family singing a modified version of "Seasons of Love" from the Broadway musical Rent.

The pair met online and had conducted a long-distance relationship since February last year.

Speaking to ABC News, Kenawi said Schlegel, a huge fan of musicals, had told him once that “she would one day like to find herself in a musical in her real life”. He added: “She also told me that she dreamed of her proposal most of all.”

Kenawi decided to theme the proposal around Rent as it was his partner's favourite musical, and even hired an a cappella group and video crew for the occasion.

The couple have yet to set a date for their big day but have suggested it could be in around a year's time.

And let's just be very grateful he didn't propose on a lake, like this unfortunate chap.

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Oh dear.