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When Canadian Chris Chabaylo returned from a tour in the Middle East, he had just one mission in mind. The soldier wanted to get down on his knee as soon as possible and ask his sweetheart to marry him. It didn’t matter whether they were surrounded by strangers or standing in an empty room or, ahem, being interviewed by reporters, Chabaylo wanted to just do it.

And so, after the soldier–and his colleagues–touched down in Fredericton, N.B. after a months-long trip in Lebanon and Jordan that helped process thousands of Syrian refugees coming to Canada, he got right down to it. While talking to Global News about his tour, Chabaylo surprised his then-girlfriend Courtney Halfpenny with his random on-air proposal.

Halfpenny is clearly shocked and doesn’t really know what to make of it and, initially, even we weren’t too sure about what her answer would be. But, we soon let out a sign of relief when she said “yes, of course!” Yeah, that was a close one.

Watch the whole proposal in the video above and let us know what you think in the comments below.