Photographer Matthew Dippel was in Yosemite National Park when he came across the sight of a man proposing to his partner.
The Michigan-based Dippel snapped the photo at Taft Point, and uploaded the photo online with a plea for the internet to help him locate the couple.
A month later, with help from the world wide web, he's found them.
Dippel identified the pair as Charlie Bear and his fiancé Melissa.
Twitter help, idk who these two are but I hope this finds them. I took this at Taft Point at Yosemite National Park… https://t.co/9dnvOCfvXQ— Matthew Dippel (@Matthew Dippel) 1539797427
In a Twitter update he said:
UPDATE: I FOUND THEM. Everyone meet, Charlie Bear and his fiancé Melissa the happy happy couple that was out on the point in my Taft Point Proposal. In short, I captured the second proposal, the more special and official one in Charlie’s words. Huge congratulations to you two.
https://t.co/ay9NZMF8wD— Matthew Dippel (@Matthew Dippel) 1540657687
He told NBC News that he was “elated” to have found them.
Huge congratulations to you two. I wish I was able to meet you in person and hug you. I’m glad I finally found you to share this special moment with you, thanks for being so awesome, maybe one day we will finally meet in person!
Earlier that month, he’d appealed to the internet. "Twitter help, idk who these two are but I hope this finds them," Dippel wrote.
The romantic picture was picked up and shared thousands of times but he didn’t have much luck and, on Thursday, Dippel’s optimism dipped: "At this point, I’m beginning to believe they have seen it and choose to remain unnamed. I will continue searching for a while, so don’t worry I’m not giving up, just not making it priority #1 anymore."
Tunnel Vision. Update: At this point I’m beginning to believe they have seen it and choose to remain unnamed. I w… https://t.co/lVn6gJUyQy— Matthew Dippel (@Matthew Dippel) 1540475381
Then, Charlie Vo saw the photo on a local TV news station and he rushed to tell his fiancé they’d gone viral.
"I had her double check if that was us at first," he said.
In a funny little twist, it turns out Dippel had captured Vo’s second proposal. He had first asked Melissa Ngo to marry him in February, in front of family and friends. The second one in Yosemite, where he gave her a Ring Pop (he’d given her the real ring back in February) was so he could "give Melissa something meaningful…just the two of us."
Ironic, considering it turned out to be the two of them… and the rest of the world.
More: Best man proposed to his partner mid-ceremony and people are furious
More: Disney World: Tourist proposes to Minnie Mouse and Mickey's reaction is priceless