Chandler Murch invited his girlfriend Kelly Tortorice to check out some of the latest virtual reality equipment at his office and surprised her with a virtual engagement that became a reality. Chandler works at Valve, a video game/tech company based in Bellevue, Washington (you may know them from games like Half-Life and Portal or the Steam gaming service). He had her try some new virtual reality gear that took her on a few other adventures before he popped the question, which included a virtual ring before she removed her headset:
So there I was, typical day...on a sunken ship deck; fixing robots; painting three-dimensional fire; walking through the Alps; and then suddenly, a virtual engagement ring started floating my way. Chandler told me to grab it. Then told me to take off my headset, and there he really was, on one knee, with a real ring. It wasn't imaginary anymore. But I didn't say yes. I said, "OF COURSE I WILL MARRY YOU!" Thank you for such a hilarious and fun surprise. I love you and I can't wait for the life ahead of us.