Coming up with a creative and memorable wedding proposal is a challenge for some, but it seems Mike King found a theme that met both specifications.
On Nov. 1, King, 22, who is known for his creative pranks, dressed up as a homeless man and went to the site where his girlfriend, Katie Barabas, 23, was helping hand out food to the homeless.
King and Barabas are students at Bethel College, a Christian school in Mishawaka, Ind., where they're both involved in their campus' Feed the Homeless ministry. They regularly distribute pizza and hot food to the hungry -- an activity that King told Yahoo! that the two love doing together.
So when it came time to come up with a unique proposal concept, he decided to integrate the couple's volunteerism into his plan to ask for Barabas' hand in marriage.
A screenshot from King's prank proposal
King put on a mask, a wig and extra clothing, cleverly disguising himself as a homeless man. Then, he approached Barabas and made a few comments that sparked laughter from the surrounding crowd.
"Hey you. I come walkin' up here and I thought you were kinda cute," he said. "So, I was wondering if you would marry me?"
Barabas, who looked stunned at the apparent stranger's request, was in for an even bigger surprise when King ripped off the mask and revealed his true identity -- and Barabas loved it.
The creative proposal was captured from start to finish by King's friend Cody Clemons. Watch it below:
Barabas told Yahoo! afterward that she was overjoyed by the proposal.
"He took off his mask and got down on one knee and I was in complete shock and in such joy," she said. "It was so special the way he did it."
The two plan to invite some of the homeless from the ministry to their wedding reception.
(H/T: Huffington Post)