Oklahoma sports fans Charlie Bright and Rachel Haycraft had their first date at an Oklahoma City Thunder game. So who better to help Bright pop the question than Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook?
Last week, Bright sent Westbrook a Facebook message asking him to help him pop the question to Haycraft, NewsOK.com reported Friday. A few days later, Westbrook responded that he was up for it -- so the two devised a plan for Westbrook to send Haycraft a tweet at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, while Bright and Haycraft walked around the University of Oklahoma campus (their alma mater).
At the scheduled time, Bright casually suggested that Haycraft check her Twitter account on her phone, and this is what she saw:
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) June 21, 2013
And this was Haycraft's response:
— Rachel Haycraft (@rachelhaycraft) June 21, 2013
Watch the video above for more.
Virginia Senator Mark Warner also used Twitter to facilitate an egagement between his press secretary and her boyfriend back in March.
Check out more social media proposals in the slideshow below.
On January 5, 2011, the world saw it's first Groupon proposal when the site ran a deal created by a man named Greg for his girlfriend Dina. Groupon's "deal" page for the proposal began: "Surprises, like movies that star dogs, are always good and never bad. Dana B. can get the surprise of a lifetime with today's Groupon. Take it away, Greg:..." See the full proposal here.
Adam King spent seven months planning his November 2011 proposal to his girlfriend, Lucy Rogers, aboard the 19.57 London Overground train to Watford Junction -- even building a replica of the train car to ensure all would go smoothly. He assembled a flash mob and had his choir friends serenade Rogers with a Bill Withers song and the resulting video went viral.
Alex Marsh of Raleigh-Durham proposed to his girlfriend, Susan Wilkison, via Foursquare in 2009, checking into the Raleigh Times Bar with the note "popping the question." She said yes.
After fifteen years of dating, Max Kiesler proposed to Emily Chang in under 140 characters via Twitter.
This Google employee thought his initial, "low-key" proposal was not interesting enough, so he "upgraded" to version 2.0 and proposed all over again using Google Street View, holding up a sign reading "Proposal 2.0: Marry me Leslie!" when the Street View camera car drove by his office.
Tyrel Hartman enlisted the help of StumbleUpon staff to make sure his girlfriend Marquita Arguello found his Tumblr page on their site. His Tumblr account featured a series of photos of Hartman holding signs leading to the final one: "Will you marry me?" She said yes.