Couple's Discovery Green proposal caught on camera
HOUSTON – After five years of dating, Rajeev Chorgade knew it was finally time to pop the question to his longtime girlfriend Megan Cahill.
They met in college in Pittsburgh as sophomores and Cahill apparently had inklings back then.
"When he met family about three months in," recalls Cahill, "my mom and my sister, they actually told me that I should marry him. So, now I'm doing that."
They're doing it after Chorgade's proposal Saturday at Discovery Green.
"We decided to take a quick walk around Discovery Green before heading to dinner," Cahill said. "We were walking down the promenade and we got two thirds of the way down and he sort of stopped. And the next thing I knew he was on his knee proposing to me. And of course I said 'yes.'"
But things happened so quickly they didn't have time to capture the moment with pictures.
Luckily, Cindy Nguyen -- who happened to be there with her boyfriend -- spotted the proposal and pulled out her cellphone to record video and take pictures.
Nguyen wasn't able to find the newly engaged couple after Cahill said yes.
After contacting Discovery Green and posting the video on Facebook, a mutual friend was able to connect Nguyen and the happy couple.
"We just want to say thank you," Chorgade said. "We're really glad she could've been there at the right time and we just want to say thank you so much for reaching out to us and trying to get us those pictures and photos."
The couple is planning their wedding for October of 2018.
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