updated 11/07/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/05/2013 AT 4:00 PM ET
Sure, Kanye West rented out a stadium to propose to Kim Kardashian. Prince William asked Kate to be his wife while they were on a 10-day African safari. And then there’s that guy from Utah who organized a flash mob inside a Home Depot to pop the question to his boyfriend.
But there are exactly 16 reasons why the following marriage proposal is even better than any of the above romantic gestures.
A man from London named Ed wanted to propose to his longtime love, Alex, in New York City’s Central Park with the help of a few pugs. He contacted the New York City Pug Meetup Group, who proved that yes, ladies and gents, dreams really do come true.
The group supplied 16 pugs, who were accessorized with heart-shaped balloons for Oct. 27’s occasion, reports the Barkpost.
The pugs met the couple in the middle of the park’s Bow Bridge, where Ed dropped to one knee to pop the question. In a video of the proposal (watch below), Ed tells Alex, “I don’t know a single person who doesn’t think you’re absolutely fantastic … I love you so much.”
Oh, by the way, she said yes.