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Boyfriend proposes using virtual reality headset

Mia Fitzharris
·Writer
Boyfriend proposes using virtual reality headset

You may have seen those new virtual reality headsets and thought — yeah, that’s cool, but what can they be used for?  Apparently one thing they can do is help pull off an epic proposal.

Groom-to-be Mike Rios used a Google Cardboard VR Kit with the help of family, friends, mariachis, and local businesses in Old Pasadena, Calif.. Mike took his girlfriend, Maggie, to the spot where they met five years ago and had her put on the headset, which was inside a large box. What she saw was something that Mike’s intricate planning brought to life.  

Through the VR headset, she saw her dad standing near her, and friends in the distance holding up signs that spelled out: “Do you remember what I asked you here five years ago?” That message referred to a joke Mike played on Maggie back then  when he proposed in jest.  

Then, Maggie removed the headset to watch her family and friends (in real life this time) do a flash mob performance to “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid.  Next, Mike walked over to Maggie, got down on one knee and formally asked her to marry him. Obviously, Maggie said, “Yes!”