Real-Life Fairy Tale Proposal Goes Viral

Special children's book helps one couple say 'I Do' to happily ever after.
2:20 | 08/28/13

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story time? We're going to read you a tall tale. We're going to get to the story book romance we're so excited to tell you about. The fairy tale proposal that's become an internet sensation. How a children's book opened up a whole, new chapter in one couple's life. It's once upon a time, that erica and paul will remember for the rest of their lives. After meeting her family, it impressed me so much. I was like, that's got to be the mother of my child. Reporter: Paul decided he wanted to propose. But his proposal would have to be a fairy tale fit for a story book. So, he created one. This is going to be the one and only wife for the rest of my life. If you spend that kind of time with someone, you better have a memorable moment. Will you mariry me? Reporter: He wrote a romance of a gorilla that falls in love with a giraffe. A love story of two creatures from two different worlds. A true case of art imitating life. He could do nothing but hop and waited she said yes. gorilla. I had a gray shirt on, with back pants and a back tie. And I said, it would have been funny if she came in a giraffe spotted dress or something. It took about 2 1/2 weeks to write. Then, two months. Reporter: One staged trip to the library later, she picked up his book. Why do you want me to read it now? And I say, let me read it. And he hates it. Reporter: By the end, paul was on one knee. Couldn't believe it. I kind of stood there. I was like, of course, yes. Every second was worth it. Every dime was worth it. Reporter: And just like the children's book, this story has a happily ever after. There's no doubt in my mind that we'll be reading it to our kids. Every night, I hope it's their favorite book. When she finally answered, he could not stop grinning because he knew in his heart it was just the beginning. He had hired a photographer that was somebody looking up books. That's why you see photographs from inside the library. I love that book. And the artwork is really nice. That's great. We're going to talk a little

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