(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Monday’s finale of “The Bachelor”)
Ben Higgins had a tough decision to make on the Season 20 finale of the ABC’s “The Bachelor.”
After weeks of dating drama, the Denver-based software salesman was left to choose between Lauren Bushnell and JoJo Fletcher.
In the final agonizing moments of the reality hit, Higgins, 26, handed his final rose to 25-year-old flight attendant Bushnell.
And Higgins took it a step further by dropping down on one knee to propose — armed with a $100,000 engagement ring by Neil Lane.
But first he called his potential future father-in-law and asked for permission.
“The reason I’m calling is that I love your daughter a lot and I wish I could have told you that when I was in Portland, [Oregon]. But I am so confident, so excited, and I am ready to try and make your daughter the happiest woman in the world, forever,” Higgins gushed during the call. “And I would like to ask you for your daughter’s hand in marriage.”
He of course said yes, so then — after breaking up with Fletcher and giving her a tearful sendoff — Higgins then had to win his woman over, once and for all.
“I came into this honestly feeling unlovable. Like I couldn’t be loved or that I was never gonna find that person to love me fully,” he told Bushnell for the final rose ceremony. “And then we go through this experience. It’s been a journey that’s full of goodbyes. Lauren, I never want to say goodbye to you.
“I want to wake up every morning and kiss you on the face. I want to go to bed at night and know that in the morning, I’m gonna wake up to the most beautiful woman I’ve ever laid eyes on,” said, concluding his marriage sales pitch.
Between fits of giggles — hopefully from happiness and nerves — Bushnell said yes, of course.
See the video below.