Will you marry me? Mechanic, 23, surprises high school sweetheart with marriage proposal on her 21st birthday by hiding placard in trunk of new car
- Gissel Santos, 21, from New Jersey, had no idea about Leonardo Vargas’ surprise
- Mechanic, 23, gifted her a car, then got on one knee as she opened the trunk
- The childhood sweethearts met at school and plan to get married sometime in 2023
This is when a doting boyfriend surprises his high school sweetheart with a romantic marriage proposal on her birthday – by hiding a sign in the trunk of her new car.
Gissel Santos of Jersey City, New Jersey, had no idea what her boyfriend Leonardo Vargas, 23, had in store for her on her 21st birthday.
To keep Gissel from expecting anything, the mechanic told his girlfriend that they would be going to a restaurant on May 31 for the big day.
Gissel Santos, 21, from New Jersey, had no idea of the big surprise her high school friend Leonardo Vargas, 23, had in store for her on her 21st birthday (pictured together)
But in the first shock of the day, he led her to her childhood home where she was met by all her family and friends for a surprise party.
While she enjoyed her feast, Leo told Gissel he’d gotten her a present and lifted the metal garage door to reveal a gray Kia wrapped in a large red bow.
The mechanic had bought the car for her two months earlier and left his girlfriend behind overwhelmed as she put her hands over her face and began to cry happy tears, bent over for a loving embrace.
To keep Gissel from expecting anything, the mechanic told his girlfriend that they were going to a restaurant on May 31 for the big day and instead led her to her own surprise party.
Then the mechanic told Gissel he gave her a present and revealed a gray Kia wrapped in a large red bow with a sign that read “Will You Marry Me” in the trunk.
When she turned around, Leo was already on one knee and offered her a diamond ring, while friends and family captured the romantic proposal on video
But Leo wasn’t done with his surprise, and after his girlfriend inspected her new ride, he asked her to open the trunk and look inside.
There, Gissel was presented with a message: ‘Love Is Sweet. Gissel will you marry me.’
When she turned around, Leo was already on one knee, with friends and family capturing the loving moment on video.
Gissel and Leo met in high school when she was 15 and he 17, and they plan to get married sometime in 2023.
Gissel (pictured) glows as she shows off her shiny engagement ring while sitting in her new car
The lovebirds met in high school when she was 15 and he 17, and they plan to get married sometime in 2023