After 9 years, man proposes to high school sweetheart in fast food outlet

Rhys Buccat, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 13 2017 06:01 PM | Updated as of Jul 14 2017 10:57 AM

MANILA -- It was a rainy Monday afternoon when howls of "kilig" and giggles filled the atmosphere of a fast food outlet as a man took the ring from the box and proposed to his high school sweetheart. 

The restaurant's operations was disrupted for a few seconds, but it was definitely worth it. Witnessing such magical moment is rare nowadays. Some diners even captured the moment on video. 

Photo courtesy of Frances Dannielle Rodas

Frances Dannielle Rodas waited nine years for this moment. Drenched in rain and starving, the bride-to-be was simply overwhelmed. 

"I was surprised and happy of course! I didn't know he has the guts to do it in front of other people," Rodas told ABS-CBN News in an interview. 

She immediately shared photos of her engagement on Facebook. Her post, as of this writing, has already garnered over 13,000 reactions and almost 2,000 shares, with hundreds of netizens congratulating the couple in the comments section. 

Photo courtesy of Levinjune Solis

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Levinjune Solis, the man who proposed, revealed he had been imagining a simple but spontaneous set up for his wedding proposal. A former employee of the fast-food chain, he used his connections to organize his plan. 

"Actually, noong umaga ko lang plinano ang lahat. Tinext ko 'yong tropa kong manager sa McDo kung anong magandang gimmick. Then, we ended up planning na ilalagay sa menu board 'yong message at siya na bahalang mag-instruct sa mga tao," he said. 

On the same day, he headed to Binondo, Manila to buy a ring and to Libertad, Pasay for flowers. He said he really rushed things because he wanted his mom to seem him get married before she leaves the country. 

Photo courtesy of Levinjune Solis

After all, he didn't want to have anything fancy. All he wanted was to seal the deal with the woman he's been dating for nine years. 

"Kaya madalian 'yong proposal ko kasi gusto ko bago umalis si Nanay eh makita niyang kinakasal ako sa babaeng gusto niya para sa'kin," he added. 

Two days after the spontaneous wedding proposal, the couple tied the knot through a civil wedding in Manila City Hall. 

According to Solis, he is looking at having a church wedding in 2018 or 2019. But, for now, he will just sustain the romance that blossomed through their teenage years.