A Richmond man found love on Facebook and even popped the question on the site.
Steve Brooks eats, breathes and sleeps music and he met his new fiancee on Facebook, so it's only fitting that their unique relationship culminated in a musical, online proposal.
Brooks spent 30 straight hours composing a song and creating a video, entitled marry me, to ask his girlfriend, Vicki Collins, if she would do just that. Asking her in person was out of the question, as Collins lives in Australia. They met playing poker on Facebook, and grew to know each other primarily online.
They communicate everyday on Skype and that's how they fell in love.
"To be quite honest, we Skype sometimes 20 hours a day or we'd go to sleep and have the laptops on our bed and go to sleep Skyping with each other," said Brooks.
"He would Skype and sing to me every night and how can you not fall in love with that?" asked Collins.
They'd also watch videos together online, like one of a Disney flash mob proposal that left Brooks wondering how he could compete with something so intricate. His answer was a romantic ballad set to video, which he posted on Facebook Wednesday for Collins to watch.
She said yes.
"I just wished I could've given him a hug and I couldn't. So that was sad and happy at the same time," explained Collins. "He's just a true gentleman. He's really a smart guy and I love him so much."
"She's just a blessing in my life," said Brooks. "I couldn't be happier."
Collins doesn't know when she'll next be able to see Brooks in person, due to some immigration issues. It's difficult, but Collins says knowing that they're engaged makes it much, much easier.
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