Abby Willard’s favorite Disney character of all time is Winnie the Pooh. In fact, on a recent trip to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom with her boyfriend, Nicholas Marella, Abby said Pooh was the only character she was particularly interested in seeing at the park. Little did she know her boyfriend would be proposing that same day – in front of her favorite character.
Abby told POPSUGAR, “Before we left for Disney, I kept telling him the one person I really wanted to see while we were down there was Winnie the Pooh, so when he proposed to me in front of him, it really meant a lot to me,” adding, “Shows he actually listened!”
Fortunately, someone close by videotaped the entire proposal. In the video – shown in its entirety above – Abby and Nicholas take a few pictures with Pooh and Tigger, after which Nicholas drops down to one knee. As Abby processes the moment and says “yes,” Pooh is pretty much freaking out with his little arms flailing all over the place.
A clip of the proposal was later uploaded to Reddit by a friend of the couple, where it quickly received thousands of “upvotes.” As someone pointed out in the comments, Abby and Nicholas could always ask Pooh to be their ring bearer.