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.
Perhaps the virtual ring costs three months virtual salary. It probably would've been extremely expensive to take her virtual ring shopping and then have to virtually ask her dad for his blessing.