A New Zealand couple got engaged with the help of a pneumatic tube that sent the ring to their table at a cafe at nearly 90 mph. Thomas Laubsche proposed to his girlfriend Cinnamon Kouka with the help of C1 Cafe in Christchurch. The couple plan to have their wedding in October.
CHRISTCHURCH , New Zealand, May 17 (UPI) -- A New Zealand man put on a high-speed marriage proposal as he had the ring delivered to his table through a pneumatic tube at a local cafe.
C1 Espresso Cafe in Christchurch helped Thomas Laubsche complete the unique proposal to his girlfriend Cinnamon Kouka and shared the video to Facebook.
The ring traveled about 87 mph in a container of ice cream through a pneumatic tube, before Kouka discovered it a couple bites in.
Labusche then got down on one knee and Kouka accepted the proposal as a group performed Toto's "Africa."
"Out of nowhere my favorite song came on and this delicious dessert arrives and then there's a ring," Kouka told Stuff. "I was trying to act cool but really I had crazy butterflies."
The couple have been dating for two years and Laubsche decided to propose six months ago. He said the proposal took a good amount of planning, but added that he feared she would be suspicious.
"The most stressful thing about it though was just making sure she turned up," he said. "I was convinced she must have known something was up because I just kept banging on about how she couldn't forget we were going out for dinner."
Kouka admitted that she had some idea what was going on, but stopped anticipating a proposal after they had been at the cafe for about an hour.
The couple plan to get married in October after the viral proposal.
"Just to confirm, romance is not dead," Kouka said.