This Man Put More Effort into His 'Teenage Dream' Proposal Video than You'll Ever Put into Anything in Your Life

So the least you can do is watch it.

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(Image credit: Courtesy of Stephen and Diana)

A search for "best proposal ever" or some variation on that theme yields approximately 752,000 results on YouTube. And although every video that claims that humble title is technically at least two people and their mothers' idea of the perfect question-popping, there can only be one champion.

This is it.

Commandeering Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," an entire football team of relatives, his best friend's hand, and an auditorium, Stephen pulled out all the stops for a legendary engagement to high-school sweetheart Diana. This highest achievement of the romantic-comedic arts has it all, including cross-dressing, chair dances, puppies, unrestrained crying, Snuggies, and a grandma we'd fervently like to adopt as our own.

The kicker? Stephen took two months to coordinate what is literally the Most Amazing Proposal Ever. Knowing that, isn't it only fair you give him 10 minutes of your life?

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.