Mark and Naae Cole are an unmarried young couple from Reno, Nevada. Mark works behind the counter at Dunkin’ Donuts and Naae looks after their beautiful baby boy. The couple named him Zyaire, or Zy for short.
Zy arrived in the world in February 2017 to two very proud parents. Certainly, Mark seemed very happy with the new arrival, as he uploaded a photo of his newborn son to Facebook with the touching caption, “Welcome to the world, my prince.” The adorable photo would go on to receive over 200 likes.
Naae was also absolutely delighted with the safe arrival and was quick to tell the world about him on social media, too. A photo she uploaded on February 14, 2017, depicts the tiny baby boy sleeping in hospital. The caption reads, “I still can’t believe I’m a mom, he’s soooo perfect to me.”
And after Mark and Naae brought their son home, they held a party to celebrate his safe arrival. To this, they invited their family and their closest friends, who came armed with gifts for the new addition to the family.
What’s more, a video of the occasion went up on social media; in fact, it quickly caught the public’s attention and soon went viral. In the footage, Naae looks glamorous in a black dress and knee-high boots.
The new mom sits in the middle of a room holding her tiny bundle of joy. She is in the middle of heaps of presents, some of which she starts to unwrap in front of her nearest and dearest. Several of the onlookers even decide to film the occasion on their phones.
But little did Naae know that this get-together wasn’t going to pan out the way that she had expected. Indeed, she was totally unaware that there was a huge surprise coming. And it was all Mark’s doing.
Mark handed baby Zy over to Naae, but something was up. He wasn’t wearing the onesie he’d had on that morning. The outfit change was rather perplexing. Why had her boyfriend made the switch?
It was then that Mark said to his girlfriend that there was one more gift coming for her. But the catch was that she needed to find it for herself. Then he gave her some instructions that didn’t seem to make any sense.
Mark told her to take off baby Zy’s bright blue onesie. With some hesitation, Naae obliged and began to remove it. And she was still completely baffled as to why she had been asked to do so.
Underneath the onesie there was something loose – was it a ring? Apart from that, though, her son was just wearing another onesie beneath the blue one. Was there something else that she was supposed to be looking for?
However, some people in the crowd around Naae were obviously in on the surprise beforehand. They urged her to look even closer at the second onesie. Clearly, she was missing something here.
She listened to them and examined the onesie a bit harder. Someone in the crowd shouted to her, “Read it!” And so she did. But she clearly couldn’t believe the words printed on her son’s second onesie.
“What does it say? What does it say?” someone asked urgently. Meanwhile, Naae put her head in her hands and began to cry. The emotion of the moment had overcome her. Why?
It was because her boyfriend had just proposed to her using their tiny son as the messenger. On the second onesie were the printed words, “Mommy, will you marry my daddy?” An ingenious proposal, indeed!
Mom turned the baby around to show the crowd – and the camera – what the onesie said. And in the same moment, she emphatically said, “Yes!” Mom and dad had just got engaged in front of all their nearest and dearest.
The video of the special moment soon went up on Facebook where it quickly gained momentum. In total, the footage has had over 7,000 views, and that’s just from one posting of it. In fact, it’s been copied and shared numerous times, for the simple reason that people love it so much.
And what about the newly engaged couple? Well, they’re busy planning the wedding. According to their social media accounts, though, there’s no date set for the big day yet. Perhaps little Zy could act as the ring bearer once again, as he was such a fundamental part of the engagement!
Furthermore, the reaction online to the video was incredible, and people on Facebook were clearly impressed with Mark’s adorable proposal. Unsurprisingly, then, the clip received overwhelmingly positive feedback. One user, for example, left a message reading, “Best proposal of 2017 – I see why it went viral.”
And while there’s sure to be some strong competition on that front, it’s safe to say that it’s definitely one of the best proposal videos of the year so far. Congratulations to Mark and Naae, and well done to little Zy for playing such an important role!