University Student Travels 26 Countries in 4 Years to Create Proposal

jack hyerAfter going on their first date four years ago, Jack Hyer knew that Rebecca was the one. He even wrote in his travel journal at the time “I’m going to marry this girl, eventually.” From that day forward, he began secretly planning how to pop the big question to her someday.

The couple met (after being introduced by a mutual friend) while they were both freshmen at the University of Montana, and they have been together ever since.

During the past four years, Hyer has travelled to 26 countries on four continents, often without Rebecca. He knew that being away a lot was stressful on their jackhyerrelationship, so he started to take videos of his travels to share with her. After the first couple of trips, he had an idea to turn his travelling into the ultimate proposal: he was going to film himself lipsynching to The Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” while on destination at the exotic locales of the world. Some of the countries featured in the video include Greece, China, Israel, Cambodia, Vietnam, Tanzania, Turkey, and England.

He edited over 16 hours of video snippets into a single four minute video with the entire song playing and himself singing along, a feat which took him two full days to complete.

The big day finally came on the night of the couple’s May 17 graduation. Friends and family were gathered at a restaurant to celebrate the occasion, and were expecting to watch a graduation slide show but instead it turned out to be Hyer’s travel proposal video. He gave a heartwarming speech and at one point, even took out his travel diary and read aloud to everyone the page where he had written he was going to marry his girlfriend.

jackhyerproposHe continued, “I’ve been on many adventures. I’ve traveled on elephant, on camelback, hiked to the lowest point on the earth and I’ve gotten to see some of the highest. But the best adventure I’ve had is loving Becca.” Finally the moment he had planned so long – he got down on one knee and pulled out the engagement ring in a black box. You have to admire a guy for knowing what he wants! Watch the viral video here: