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Guy Dedicates Proposal to Fiance’s Deceased Dad in Tear-Jerking Video

posted: 07/16/15
by: Mara Betsch

Just when you think you've seen all the possible ways to create a proposal video, some clever person finds an entirely new way to pop the question. And that's just what Tyler Shelton did! The video blogger, 21, met his fiance Haylee Rose in middle school, and they've dated ever since. However, Haylee's dad Greg passed away unexpectedly in 2014, and Tyler never got the opportunity to ask permission to marry her.

When he talked to Haylee's mom about marrying Haylee, he had lovely idea -- dedicate the entire video proposal to her father. "The reason I wanted to make it was because I didn't want to just let it go unnoticed that we're going on without him. This is a big point in both of our lives and I didn't want to sweep that under the rug," he told Today.com. "I wanted to recognize that Greg was a big part of our lives."

In the video, he starts off with "Dear Greg. I'm going to marry your daughter. I always thought of how I was going to ask for your blessing one day and now that day is here. I wish you were here to hand your baby girl off to me so I promise to be more than you would ever want me to be." Warning: that is probably the last time you'll have a dry eye unti you finish the video. Watch Tyler's touching tribute to Greg and his elaborate but incredibly romantic proposal in Rome. We think Haylee and her family are pretty lucky to have Tyler in their lives.