A young couple in Tennessee were driving a rental car on Monday afternoon when their trip took a surprise turn!
The high school sweet hearts, Myers Hart and Brooklynn Stevens, pulled over on the side of the road when they heard a loud pop. Hart got out to inspect the vehicle and ah ha! He found the problem.
The car was on fire.
"There was a loud bang. I think the coolant reservoir blew and it shot the hood up and spewed fluid everywhere and then it went up in flames," Hart told WSMV News4 Nashville.
Luckily, the couple and Stevens' best friend - who was also in the car - got out safely.
But right after escaping, Hart quickly realized he forgot the engagement ring that he was hiding inside of the car!
You know, the one that is engulfed in flames?
Yeah... that one.
"[Brooklynn's] friend knew about [the ring] and we looked at each other and said, ‘The ring is in there and we couldn't get it out,'" Hart said.
Fire crews showed up and worked rapidly to put out the flames.
Once the fire was out, the car looked rough. Burnt to a crisp.
It was a sad sight but there was a glimmer of hope...
"After our car fire happened, a butterfly landed on our car and my best friend was like, ‘Oh that means good luck,' and I was like, ‘Yeah we have such good luck. The car caught on fire. Amazing luck,'" Stevens joked.
Stevens' best friend quietly asked the firefighters to look for the ring in whatever was left of the car (what a great friend) and to their surprise the token of love was still sparkling!
"We started sifting through all the ashes and everything and it was melted against the seat and actually it was perfectly encased in the ring box, and I opened it up and it looked brand new so it was really a miracle," fire engineer Steve Hopkins told News4.
Hart took this all as a sign to take his chance now!
A blazing fire, a beautiful butterfly, a girl's best friend and the brave firefighters from Williamson County Fire Rescue - what else do you need to set the mood for an engagement?!
Hart got down on one knee and popped the question.
"He gets on one knee and I'm like, ‘Here?' and I started crying. I said, ‘Here? Right now? Like the car just caught on fire are you serious? I mean yes! Yes of course I want to. But like the car.' And he was like. ‘I know,'" said Stevens.
Now let's all wish them a happily ever after! 👏👏👏
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