“My dad didn’t know what to do, so he just kept recording,” Dan wrote in the caption of the post, which now has more than 9 million views.
Dan prepares to get down on one knee as his girlfriend stands on an elevated surface overlooking a gorgeous view of hills and fields in the footage.
“My mom put a stop to it,” he wrote in the video.
Commenters called out both mother and son.
Others praised the girlfriend for avoiding a nasty situation.
“She got lucky then. Who wants to marry someone that lets mom pick out their wife?” one user wrote.
“Lucky girl. She dodged a controlling MIL and a husband with no backbone,” another said.
She wasn’t too lucky, though, because Dan revealed in a follow-up video that he didn’t propose at that exact moment “for obvious reasons,” but they did ultimately get engaged.
“This is just so sad. I hope you seek therapy,” a user responded.
“I feel sorry for you, truly,” another wrote.
Here’s hoping Dan, his future wife and his mother all have a happy future together.
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