Bengaluru: Every marriage proposal is memorable in theory, but for one couple it’s most certainly a moment they will never forget.

A now-viral video of a proposal aboard a boat has become a lesson on what not to do when tasked with handing off a presumably expensive engagement ring while in the middle of the ocean.

The best man’s decision to throw the ring to him went horribly wrong and it ended up in the water.

The video of the incident is now being widely shared on social media, but it also had a twist.

A video has gone viral on social media that shows a man proposing to his girlfriend near the railings of a boat with the setting sun behind them.

He goes down on his knee and looks at his girlfriend. Everything seems perfect until now.

The very next moment, he turns to who is presumably his best man and asks him to hand over the ring. Instead of handing over the ring, the best man throws it towards his friend. Unfortunately, the throw is way off and the ring box flies over the man's head and ends up in the ocean.

In a longer version of the video posted on YouTube by the bride-to-be, Sueharto’s friend retrieves the ring and hands it to him.

Finally, Sueharto got down on one knee to pop the question, and she accepted.

 

The footage had many laughing while others commented on how lucky they were to find the ring. Some even claimed that it seemed staged. And it turned out they were right.

Sueharto later revealed that the whole incident was planned but his girlfriend didn’t know about it. Talking to ABC 7 News, he said his friend came up with the idea and that the box thrown into the water was empty, while the ring was safely kept in his best friend’s pocket.