Marriage proposal on Coca-Cola bottles grabs 1.2 million likes worldwide
A young Scot who asked his girlfriend to marry him via the labels on Coke bottles in his fridge has had over a million “likes” from round the world on Facebook .
Beautiful...Eloise... Will...You... Marry... Me
Donnie McGilvray, commented under the picture:: “I asked my girlfriend, Eloise to put the milk away in the fridge and this is what she saw.
The bottle labels read; "Beautiful Eloise Will You Marry Me"
Donnie, from Tain in Ross-shire posted the fridge picture on the Coca Cola Facebook page, He added: "Thanks Coca-Cola for all the help……….she said yes!!!” By yesterday the 'likes' total was over 1.2 million.
Below the bottles in the fridge was a bunch of red roses
There were also more than 15,000 comments : the vast majority (although not all) flattering .
A day after the proposal, Coca-Cola responded to the photo with an image congratulating the newly engaged couple. Many commenters suggested that Coke should pay for their wedding.
BuzzFeed contacted Coca-Cola and McGilvray to confirm whether the image was deliberately manipulated or the labels were made especially for this proposal.
Coca-Cola confirmed that Donnie ordered the bottle labels using the personalised label page. Coca-Cola said “All of us at Coca-Cola would like to extend our huge congratulations to Donnie and Eloise on their engagement.
“We were thrilled to see that Donnie used our personalised iconic glass bottles in such a special and romantic way. That is exactly what Share a Coke is all about; creating moments of happiness with the people closest to you.
“We hope they share a very happy life together and will be sending them some special congratulatory bottles to celebrate.”
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