Dead Father Consents to Funeral Proposal


Most people would stage their proposal with aesthetically pleasing decorations that mark the day for their new beginning.

An African man thought a corpse was a suitable accessory for his proposal. The man shared his engagement proposal video on TikTok. In the video, he was getting down on one knee to ask his girlfriend to marry him during her father’s funeral service in Limpopo, South Africa.

The TikTok video description reads: “Proposing [to] the deceased’s daughter right at the funeral. Wiping the tears there and there.”

The distressed daughter was processing her grief and heavy emotions in the front row. As she was crying in front of her father’s coffin, that’s when her partner decided to pop the question.

Her partner spoke into the microphone expressing his gratitude to God for allowing him to be present in his girlfriend’s life during the devastating loss. He added that he is a pillar of support in her life with his comforting presence while she processes her grief.

Despite the strange circumstances, she accepted the proposal and wore the ring.

TikTok users had mixed reactions. Some people were baffled by the video and accused the man of exploiting an emotionally charged situation. They criticized his actions as ‘wrong’ since his partner could not think straight about major life decisions at an emotional time.

One user said: “I feel like he should have waited for the funeral to pass…how do you rejoice when you are in such deep pain.”

On a more positive note, a different user commented: “I personally think it’s the assurance you may have lost a parent, but I promise to love you and become your parent.”

The man was quick to fill the parenting role. He did not even wait for the cremation or burial of the body.

This day is unforgettable for the family in so many bittersweet ways.


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