Mike Severo lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and he works in the communications department for the City of Kansas. Little did Severo know, though, that it would be this job that would lead him to find true love.
Although the government buildings where Severo worked were perhaps not the most romantic setting, it was there that Severo met Kalina Blosser in 2013. In fact, he had the job of training her up as a court clerk, and the two shortly began dating.
Their relationship went from strength to strength over the next three years. And co-workers at City Hall were aware of their romance. Indeed, one prosecutor working there even jokingly nicknamed them, “My lovebirds.”
In fact, the couple seemed completely love-struck. For instance, as part of his job, Severo was required to make videos for the city’s communications department – and colleagues used to tease him that Blosser appeared more often than anyone else in these films.
Then one day in October 2016 Blosser took her usual seat in the courtroom. But as she and the judge waited for the next case to commence, something out of the ordinary happened.
The door to the courtroom swung open, and in walked Severo. At first, Blosser wasn’t taken aback by his arrival because the two of them used to meet up for lunch during work hours. But then she saw someone else.
In fact, Blosser had spotted Severo’s mother. And this did strike her as being out of the ordinary. It was at this point that Blosser began to suspect that something unusual was going on. Next, Severo confidently strode up to the defendant’s stand.
As Severo took the stand, Judge Locascio, who was sitting next to Blosser, began talking. “Mr Severo,” said the judge in a very serious voice. “There are several charges against you.” Blosser sat watching Severo. What on earth was going on?
No one, especially Blosser, could have expected the judge to say what he did next. Although he started his next sentence with the phrase, “You’re accused,” the rest of his words were certainly not in accordance with normal court procedure.
“You’re accused, in 2013 while training Kalina Blosser as a court clerk, of failing to maintain a demeanor as a stone cold fox and allowing her to trespass on your heart,” announced the judge. Glosser giggled out loud.
As Severo nodded along to the charges, the judge’s accusations continued. “In count two, you’re accused of following the said Kalina Blosser around this courthouse for three solid years like a puppy dog in an attempt to gain entrance into her heart.”
Laughter was heard around the room following the second charge. Then, as in any normal case, Severo was asked how he would like to plead. He replied, “Guilty, your Honor.”
Next, Severo asked the judge if he could address the “victim” – in other words Blosser – directly. The judge agreed and asked Blosser to step forward. And so began the real proposal. Severo even had a little speech prepared for her.
He told Blosser that he’d been in love with her since the day they met. Promptly getting down on one knee, Severo produced a tiny ring-shaped box and asked his “best friend” to marry him.
She replied, “Yes, yes of course!” and put the ring on before giving her fiancé a big kiss. Severo then went on to hug the colleagues and family members that he’d invited to watch the whole episode from the benches.
When asked why he chose the court room as his proposal location, Severo had a logical answer. He told the Charlotte Observer that it made more sense than taking Blosser out for a fancy dinner because it was the courthouse that had “brought them together” in the first place.
But of course, he didn’t plan it alone. In fact, as the co-owner of a film production company, Severo was no stranger to putting skits together. And his production skills proved useful ahead of the proposal.
For instance, he and the judge had gotten together beforehand and written a script for the whole “scene.” They also decided that a court break on a Friday would be the perfect time for it, so as not to disrupt real court proceedings.
Blosser and Severo’s feel-good story has gone viral since Severo posted the video to Facebook. It was quickly picked up by local media outlets and some versions of the video have reached more than 400,000 views. Moreover, the couple’s proposal scene was even featured on Kansas City TV News.
Severo admitted to the Charlotte Observer that the “pressure was so high” on the big day. Nevertheless, he managed to pull off a truly extraordinary proposal. Although it was the most unusual of locations, there’s no doubt that the only thing Severo was “guilty” of was wanting to spend the rest of his life with Blosser.