Marriage proposals are pretty high up on the list of life's most memorable moments, but this one may be more memorable than most.
Many "proposers" go all-out, planning the big moment for months for maximum impact. Usually, at moments like these, surprises are the last thing you want — unless you're a particular British couple who recently got engaged in Singapore.
Jordan Doyle and Mary Lister were enjoying their big moment in a park in Singapore that's well known for a family of otters that call it home. The otters are called the Bishan 10 (which sounds like they have mafia ties or something and is just a delight) and live in nearby Marina Bay. The Bishan 10 are world-famous: they've been the stars of a David Attenborough documentary, the subject of multiple Facebook groups, they've been studied by academics, and frequently appear on the news.
On their trip to Singapore, Jordan and Mary wanted to see the otters up close and personal, and contacted local photographer Bernard Seah to take them to see the furry little guys. Jordan wanted to pop the question during the excursion while the otters swam nearby. Cute! Memorable!
But they got far more than they bargained for!
As Jordan got down on one knee, some of the otters ran over to investigate the couple's big moment!. (Except for one otter who couldn't be bothered because romance is dead. He just walked away, over it. Relatable!)
Seah posted the image to his Facebook account where it quickly went viral as people found it "otterly" adorable.
We hope you enjoyed that pun, because people used it over and over on social media!
@BBCNews It’s an Otter blessing— Nyasha (@Nyasha)1542727962.0
@sphasiaone They wouldn’t have had it any otter way.— Gayle Fajardo (@Gayle Fajardo)1542804450.0
@wlovesavannah @sphasiaone It’s so great when we bring out the best in each otter. #WednesdayMotivation #HappyThanksgiving— Gayle Fajardo (@Gayle Fajardo)1542818347.0
@sphasiaone That’s just his crew. They provided emotional support and courage. Otterly devoted.— Princess Shuri of Wakanda (@Princess Shuri of Wakanda)1542812088.0
But there were more than just puns. People were truly delighted by this adorable spectacle.
@sphasiaone Otters: “...say yes gurl say yesssss...” 😁🙏🏾— DJ YΛGGΛ 🇯🇲🇺🇸 (@DJ YΛGGΛ 🇯🇲🇺🇸)1542802421.0
@BBCNews I find it beautiful that wildlife honoured this moment.— Rachel Melrose (@Rachel Melrose)1542729635.0
Best. Photobomb. Ever 🐾 https://t.co/Z4VDjMSAOG— Alix Kroeger (@Alix Kroeger)1542711133.0
@912CroozeFM The otters approve. I predict a long and happy marriage. #shedidsayyesdidntshe— Tansy (@Tansy)1542795603.0
@912CroozeFM The otters just wanted to find out when they were going to be receiving their wedding invitations. 😄— Johnplatt1278/everlong (@Johnplatt1278/everlong)1542793474.0
Anyway, good luck topping this otterly unique proposal, soon-to-be-married types!