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Family Feud-Style Proposal Goes Viral

Joshua Powell made it special for girlfriend Kiana Myrick
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2019 11:30 AM CST

(Newser) – "We surveyed 100 women. Name a day a woman always dreams of." So begins one of the more touching and memorable marriage proposals caught on video—one clearly inspired by Family Feud, WNCN reports. During a family Christmas party, Joshua Powell of North Carolina takes a deep breath before asking girlfriend Kiana Myrick the above question, to which she says, "Her wedding day." Powell goes on, "Name something a woman wears all white to." That's easy: "Her wedding." After a couple more wedding-related questions, he puts it on the line: "How would you finish this? Will you marry me?" To which Myrick playfully says, "Yes, I will," but even then everyone is just laughing like it's part of the game.

That's when Powell tells her, "Might as well make it official, right?" and takes a knee. The room erupts into screams as Myrick huddles with family, wiping away tears. "I love you with all my heart," says Powell. "For everything we've been through, baby, we've managed to keep God first. And now eight years later, we're here. I'm looking for 88 more. Will you marry me?" Appearing almost too emotional to speak, Myrick musters a simple "yeah." Now the Fayetteville couple's video has been viewed over 2.2 million times on Facebook, per USA Today. "OMG!!! [The] proposal has gone viral!" writes Powell's mom. "We need Steve Harvey to see it now." Powell and Myrick plan to marry in 2021 after finishing college. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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