Illinois couple gets engaged over a box of McNuggets

McNuggets are the future bride's favorite treat
Posted at 10:53 AM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 11:59:13-05

Engagements are common on Valentine’s day, but for one couple, how they got engaged has been shared across every social media platform.

It's a box every girl dreams of seeing, but Karsyn Long’s box, was a little different.

"Her love for chicken nuggets I'm sure is more than she loves me," said Kristian Helton, who proposed to his girlfriend with a box of chicken nuggets.

"I know this sounds bad,” said Long. “I go to McDonald's a lot and I always get chicken nuggets I won't get anything else."

A love for food that turned into a way Helton proposed to his now fiancé.

"She has devoted her life to chicken nuggets, so that had to be part of the engagement. I mean it was just given," Helton said.

"I do like chicken nuggets a lot and I think since he knew that he thought it would be the best way to propose to me," Long said.

The couple met on the fourth of July in 2015.

"We started just talking we exchanged numbers and we started dating actually the very next day," Long said.

"I texted her I said, 'your mine now,' and she took it as me asking her out and we started dating that next day," Helton said.

As their love for each other grew, Helton decided to pop the question one morning day by asking, "Will you McMarry me?" 

"I put the ring in the chicken nugget box, and I used the chicken nugget box as a ring box,” Helton said. “Then wrote, 'Will you McMarry me?' in it and she was excited... I think more about the chicken nuggets,"

"I didn't hesitate to say yes because he is obviously the one I want to spend my life with,” Long said.

Now the couple’s photos have gone viral.

"If you have a chicken nugget loving girlfriend then that’s how you should propose to her," Helton said, jokingly.

The couple hopes to get married next valentine’s day. They said that McDonalds’ has even offered to cater their wedding.

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