Status: 02.10.2023, 05:50 a.m.
By: Kai Hartwig
With a wedding, couples often crown their love. A Swiss man proposed to the lady of his heart, who got out of hand – but with a happy ending.
Kassel – Anyone who decides to propose marriage to a person must decide. Is the question of all questions asked privately on a small scale or is it done spectacularly in public? The latter option was recently chosen by a young man in Berlin – and may have bitterly regretted it. In a much more secluded place, a Swiss man recently asked the lady of his heart to marry him. But even here not everything went according to plan, because a goat crossed it.
Man proposes to his girlfriend in the Alps – but a mountain goat doesn't mind
The groom-to-be had probably planned everything in advance so as not to leave anything to chance in his proposal. He had led the woman of his choice to the Alps. In the mountains, he wanted to ask her for her hand in marriage. And since this is a very special moment, the Swiss wanted to capture it forever. He put his smartphone in a suitable place, the device's camera started filming and also caught the couple.
The man had apparently come up with a plan that worked without any problems at first. As the video of the proposal published on Instagram shows, he first handed his future wife a champagne glass in front of a beautiful mountain backdrop. He pushed it out of her hand, apparently unintentionally, and then picked it up. But he took advantage of the moment to get down on his knees in front of his partner and ask for her hand in marriage. Just at the moment when the young Swiss man was kneeling and opening the box with the ring, a mountain goat threw a spanner in the works.
Goat crashes romantic video of marriage proposal in the mountains – and takes selfie with the couple
The goat was apparently not interested in the couple, but rather in the smartphone with camera. She nudged it with her nose and made sure that the camera angle changed significantly. Instead of the couple and the marriage proposal, all that could be seen was a blue, cloudy sky and a goat's ear. The man immediately went to the goat and brought his smartphone to safety from the curious animal. The device had apparently survived the "goat attack" unscathed, but it had come to nothing with the romantic video. And so the Swiss titled his Instagram video with the sentence: "My marriage proposal, ruined by a goat."
A cheeky mountain goat crashed the marriage proposal, which a man wanted to record on video. © Screenshot/Instagram.com
After all, the far more important part of the whole thing had worked: His girlfriend accepted the marriage proposal, as a picture on the man's Instagram account shows. It shows the smiling groom-to-be, with a champagne glass in his hand. Next to him is his future wife, who laughingly raises her hand with the engagement ring. And between the happy couple, the animal troublemaker – the mountain goat.
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Goat breaks video of proposal – "A moment that will be remembered for more than one reason"
"I'm sure I'll always remember it," the Swiss commented on his video on Instagram. Many other users also commented on the post. "Please adopt the goat," one user wrote. "I can't stop laughing," said one user, but also left a "congratulations". Elsewhere it said: "Congratulations! That was hilarious! A moment that will be remembered for more than one reason!"
Meanwhile, another user praised the goat: "Perfect timing! Great prank on the wedding proposal." Somewhat heartlessly, the comment of another user, possibly meant as rough fun, came along: "At least you know what meat to eat to celebrate the day." However, the selfie of the engaged couple with the goat suggests that this idea may not have played a role at any time. Meanwhile, a bridesmaid recently caused a scandal at a wedding. (kh)