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Man Proposes To His Girlfriend With A Time Capsule Buried 5 Years Ago

By Karly Carpena
August 26, 2016

5 years had gone by since Jennifer kayaked across a lake with her boyfriend Troy and buried a time capsule listing their aspirations in life. Now 5 years later they returned to dig up their capsule but instead find that it has been replaced. Inside they find a card wrapped in ribbon that simply says “Will you marry me?”

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Now this is what I call clever. A month before their most recent kayaking trip, Troy had snuck out of the house to the time capsule’s location and replaced the contents of their time capsule with the note. He had come up with the idea three years after they had buried the capsule while they were sitting around a campfire and talking about it.

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“It kind of struck me that this would really work,” Troy said in a telephone interview. “I’m not ready to get engaged yet but when I am, this is what I want to do.”

Troy waited another two years before sneaking back out to the spot in the middle of the night to set up the elaborate proposal. Jennifer didn’t notice a thing when they decided to make the drive up north from their home to retrieve the capsule, he convinced Jennifer to record the entire journey. Little did she know she would be creating her own proposal video!

“I was buying myself time to one, mentally prepare myself and two, to just make the day more enjoyable,” he said. “I’m pacing back and forth in the video. I was extremely nervous.”

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The romantic 12-minute video shows the couple driving on country roads and kayaking across a scenic lake before they reach the island with the time capsule. Reddington said that Storrar was initially angry when she saw the new jar in the capsule thinking that someone had replaced the original contents without her knowledge. He said her reaction immediately changed once she read his letter.

“I’ve never seen her so happy in my life,” Reddington said. “She was crying and she almost made me cry actually, which never happens.”

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In the video, a surprised Storrar embraces Reddington after saying “yes” and then playfully shows off her new diamond ring before they head back to their kayaks. In July, Troy posted the video on YouTube and it has already received more than 50,000 views. He says the feedback to it has mostly been positive, although some men have said that his grand gesture is a tough act to follow.

“Most comments that I’ve received from men are ‘Thanks for ruining it for everyone else,’” he said with a laugh.

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