April 21, 2021

This Genuine Man Flaunted Engagement Ring In Front Of His Girlfriend For Months Without Her Noticing And Here Are The Hilarious Snaps

It’s one of those harmlessly hilarious stories that the internet bonds over. When Edi Okoro decided that Cally Read was the one, he bought his then-girlfriend an engagement ring. He waited over a month to pop the question. In the meantime, Edi took 23 pictures of the engagement ring right next to Cally without her noticing.

Edi managed to pull off amazing stunts, including holding the ring behind Cally several times, pulling it out when she’s asleep, and even placing it on her back. Cally remained oblivious the whole time. You have to see how hilarious Edi’s photo collection is.

Learn how Edi came up with this brilliant idea.

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Photo: Edi Okoro

“You want to propose in a way that speaks to you as a person and couple,” Edi wrote in the Facebook post that accompanies these hilarious pictures. “Some plan a flash mob, a fancy meal, or even arrange a marry me sign. I couldn’t do this because ‘Edi doesn’t plan’… I’m a spontaneous improviser!”

Photo: Edi Okoro

Photo: Edi Okoro

On August 22, 2019, Edi Okoro explained how he proposed to his girlfriend…or rather, all the times he didn’t propose. In his Facebook Post, Edi describes how he’s a spontaneous person who wanted a spur-of-the-moment engagement. His girlfriend Cally knew this, which made his planning (or lack thereof) harder.

While he was pondering his options, Cally almost caught a glimpse of his ring. At that moment, Edi came up with an idea.

Photo: Edi Okoro

Photo: Edi Okoro

According to his Facebook post, Edi was sitting on the sofa admiring, his “precious.” Then, Cally almost saw him holding the ring. “Then it hit me!” he wrote. “All these missed opportunities mixed in with the thought–Cally doesn’t know I have the ring!!”

Edi’s goal was to take photos of the ring near Cally without her knowing. “The idea was to take as many photos, in more daring scenarios, until I found the perfect moment to propose, or until I got caught.”

Once he decided on the prank, the hilarious photo shoot began.

Photo: Edi Okoro

He knew that if he planned something special, Cally would immediately catch on to what he was going to do. So he took the ring with him everywhere and waited for the right moment to pop the question.

Photo: Edi Okoro

Photo: Edi Okoro

“After a month or so of waiting for the right moment,” he wrote, “I was sitting on the sofa admiring ‘my precious’ (yes I became very attached to this ring by this point). Cally almost caught me staring at the ring, and it hit me! … Cally doesn’t know I have the ring!! I should just start documenting these moments!”

Photo: Edi Okoro

Photo: Edi Okoro

And document he did. He started taking as many photos as he could of Cally and the ring without her noticing. It became a competition with himself, and honestly, he was totally winning. This is so silly and so adorable.

And Cally remained clueless for a long time! He even left the ring in her jewelry plate for two days and she didn’t see it. Edi really tried to put the ring right in front of her face…and she just had no idea it was there.

Photo: Edi Okoro

Photo: Edi Okoro

Photo: Edi Okoro

He took the ring everywhere. To stores, on vacation, out to dinner… Everywhere. And Cally just went on living her life, none the wiser to the giant scheme Edi was pulling off behind her back.

He took all these photos over the course of nearly a month spent constantly carrying the concealed ring. If I were Edi, I would be terrified of leaving the ring somewhere by accident or losing it somehow. But he managed to keep it safe through everything.

Photo: Edi Okoro

Photo: Edi Okoro

Photo: Edi Okoro

Photo: Edi Okoro

Photo: Edi Okoro

” We met at athletics,” Edi told Bored Panda. “We both competed at a very high level and traveled to competitions together. Both also ran for Birchfield Harriers AC.”

“I knew she was the one after I realized our conversations didn’t dry up and we bounced off each other.”

During the entire engagement ring operation, however, there were a few close calls. “The binoculars. Only because she could have just looked up! Also, walking around with it in my pocket I knocked into her a few times [but] she didn’t notice it was a box.”

Photo: Edi Okoro

Eventually, Edi actually proposed, and Cally said yes!

Photo: Edi Okoro

“This engagement turned out more than what I originally intended it to be,” Edi concluded. “I’m just happy that I don’t have to walk around with [the ring] anymore and keep it a secret!”

After their story went viral, people immediately started congratulating the beautiful couple