Did this couple pretend to lose their engagement ring so their proposal would go viral?

Did this couple pretend to lose their engagement ring so their proposal would go viral?
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Or do things still happen organically in this world?

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A Charlotte couple made it on the news after the future groom "accidentally" dropped the engagement ring in the ocean during the proposal. He didn't even get any words out before he dropped it! That's correct. This photogenic, shirtless gentleman, Matthew Picca, and his gorgeous fiancée, Kayla Harrity, just happened to botch their engagement at a venue where onlookers can watch from above and assist with ring retrieval in shallow water. Which is precisely what happened—people immediately came down and dove into the water to help. Three of these volunteers were young gentlemen who'd had a few beers, which always helps you act like a hero at the bar. A few generous patrons even ran to grab goggles and flashlights to assist the mission. And those volunteers kept feeling around underwater until someone finally found the ring.

After successfully getting the ring back from the water below the boardwalk, the onlooking crowd chanted for him to propose again. This time, they completed their engagement without any more wacky mishaps. Thankfully for him, she said yes, though it would've proved this was real and been a spectacular story if she said "no" after everyone hopped in the ocean to help search for the ring. But since it was completely real, they then posed for pictures with the onlookers who had helped by asking them to get on all fours, presumably for a human pyramid, or because they're preparing to hunt them for sport.

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If this really was an accident, they're not in the clear yet. Because once you give something valuable to the sea, you cannot take it back. The sea remembers, because she is a bitter mistress that will take back what is rightfully hers.

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