02/12/2014 AT 10:15 AM ET
It’s not even Valentine’s Day yet, but everyone should just stay home and order take-out because the best grand romantic gesture of all time has already happened.
Collaborating with the “A Frenchie in Brooklyn” Meetup group, Micallef planned his Saturday proposal around Frenchies because his now-fiancée is obsessed with the breed.
The couple, who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., took an afternoon stroll through Fort Greene Park, where they crossed paths with group leader Tiffany Nakamura walking a Frenchie wearing a heart-shaped balloon. Micallef suggested they follow the dog because … because why not?
The Frenchie led them to – wait for it – more Frenchies! A group of 15 dogs was gathered at the park’s Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument alongside their owners, who held posters. When Micallef signaled, they flipped over their signs to reveal the message: “MARRY ME JESS.”
But there was one condition, Sammut added, pointing to the Frenchies. “I’m more interested in the dogs!”