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‘Surprise, surprise’: Chinese man hides wedding ring inside future wife’s Kindle device for 7 years until their big day

South China Morning Post logo South China Morning Post 28/5/2022 Liya Su
  • A man in China hid a wedding ring inside his girlfriend's Kindle device as a surprise, waiting 7 years before revealing it to her on their big day
  • His wedding planner suggested he wait until his wedding day to reveal it as a way to show his love

A young man's decision to hide a wedding ring inside a Kindle device belonging to his future wife for seven years has gone viral in mainland China.

The man, surnamed Liu, a self-proclaimed science geek from Sichuan Province, southwestern China, had hidden the wedding ring underneath the protective case of a new Kindle device he gave to his then-girlfriend as a gift seven years ago. She didn't notice it until Liu revealed it on their wedding day on May 22.

Liu told the wedding ring story to his wedding planner who suggested he wait until the big day to reveal it as a way to show his love.

Liu initially had no idea when he would propose, but knew he would, even if it would not be for decades he said. Photo: Weibo © Provided by South China Morning Post Liu initially had no idea when he would propose, but knew he would, even if it would not be for decades he said. Photo: Weibo

"My husband had planned to keep the secret for 10 or 20 years, and he didn't expect it to come out so fast," Liu's wife said on Weibo.

On the wedding day, the wife saw Liu holding the Kindle device from which he then removed the protective cover and revealed the ring on the back.

A viral photo showed the ring stuck with clear tape next to the battery, and another photo showed a note from Liu: "She used the Kindle a lot to read, so the ring was very close to her ring finger."

"He said that he bought the ring within a month of us starting our relationship seven years ago because he wanted to be with me. And he asked me if I would like to marry him again if I had another chance?," said his wife.

She added: "When I asked him if he worried about me losing the Kindle, he answered he didn't and thought how meaningful it would be if the ring could be kept inside for many, many years."

The couple's family and friends burst into tears after hearing the story on their wedding day, as did Liu himself.

Liu's romantic gesture caused an outpouring of excited chatter on Weibo, with 6,441 comments and 123,478 likes on the post at the time of writing. Many people said Liu's romantic gesture inspired them to trust in love again.

One commenter said: "The ring would be close to her ring finger. Oh my God, that's super sweet."

Another said: "Well, it was another day for romantic love."

"They made me believe that true love still exists," another said.

This article originally appeared on the South China Morning Post (www.scmp.com), the leading news media reporting on China and Asia.

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