A pair of complete strangers joined forces to fake a marriage proposal in a packed bar to bag themselves free drinks – and the stunt has really divided opinion.
In a video uploaded to Reddit’s Trashy forum, a man wearing a grey jumper and baseball cap can be seen getting down on one knee to ‘pop the question’ as the woman accepts before the pair share a romantic kiss.
Other strangers in the bar, thought to be in the US, get to their feet to cheer and clap as the happy couple’s friends orchestrate the excitement with wild celebrations.
The bar staff also join in with the congratulations and the group can be seen toasting the moment with free drinks – but it seems the gestures of goodwill had fallen victim to the pair’s devious plan.
Captions on the video, originally uploaded to TikTok, reveal: “So we met this guy at Texas Live last night and planned a fake proposal with him.
“People we didn’t even know got so hype about it and made it so fun. And we got free drinks for the rest of the night.”
It was shared on Reddit with the comment: ‘Two people faked a marriage proposal and got free drinks’ but other viewers disagreed that it was ‘trashy’ and instead called it a “pro move”.
One argued back to say: “If anything they made the night more fun for everyone there!”
A second wrote: “Ok that’s kinda 200 IQ.”
A third replied: “I’ve been with people that have done this. It’s harmless fun not trashy.”
And another added: “Trashy? More like good job, who likes to pay for over priced under poured drinks lol.”