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Toronto Couple Gets Engaged at Facebook Headquarters



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    Screen grab from Facebook Proposal video
    Steve Kalawit proposes to Nafis Joohn Rahnama at Facebook headquarters in June.

    A couple from Toronto who met virtually on Facebook ended up getting engaged at the brick-and-mortar headquarters in Menlo Park, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg making a cameo right after she said yes.

    Steve Kawalit, a 32-digital manager, created a documentary-style YouTube video for his soon-to-be wife, Nafis Joon Rahnama, a dentist, which is now being shared across the Internet.

    According to Huffington Post, the two had met seven years ago when he "poked" the pretty girl he saw pop up in his news feed. In the video, Kawalit tells viewers that his girlfriend was under impression they were flying to San Francisco International Airport in June for a free Facebook tour. But as HuffPo reports, Kawalit had already gotten permission to get down on one knee on June 23.

    The 2-minute 39-second clip shows the couple on the tour, which was stopped when Rahnama looked ahead and saw a huge blue-and-white sign,"NAFIS, WILL YOU MARRY ME?"


    "Oh!" she shrieks on the video, clasping her face in her hands.

    The crowd at Facebook's "Hacker Square," which included Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, starts whooping and cheering. Someone screamed out, "Get down on your knee."

    And so Kawalit did, after asking his girlfreind several times, "Are you OK? Are you OK?"

    As he extended his arm with the diamond, Kawalit says: "I love you very much. You're my best friend. Will you marry me?"

    Rahnama thanked Facebook in the video for her relationship, which came "full circle" because of the social media giant.

    And of course, she posted a formal answer on this Facebook Proposal page: "What I thought was a private tour inside Facebook’s Headquarters in Menlo Park, was actually an elaborate scheme. Steve, with the help of some Facebook employees, turned Hacker Square into my own surprise proposal!! You got me good Kawalit…and now you got me for life ."