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Guy used an entire dorm building to propose to girlfriend

On Campus: Over-The-Top Proposal
When some people are in love, they want to shout it from the rooftops. Frank Tierney, a residence hall director at the University at Buffalo, decided to write it on a dorm.

He used 10 floors of a dorm to ask his girlfriend to marry him on Dec. 30, 2013. (Don't worry, she said yes.) A Redditor posted a photo last week, then identified Tierney as the romantic behind it all.

Getting all the lights in place was quite a process, but it certainly paid off. Tierney and his friends even had to talk to campus police to ensure that buses were rerouted. Tierney also said he originally had no plans for this to be recorded, but realized it was probably something he'd want to look back on.

I originally asked everyone to stay hidden because I wanted it to be just us... but I wanted those moments captured for us and to show our family. For obvious reasons everyone was way too invested and happy... there was no way they weren't going to come over and celebrate such a moment. And, in the end, we are truly grateful it turned out the way it did. :)


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adika3z January 15 2014 at 3:52 AM

happy marriaged,
later in the future,
file a divorce,
that is sad,

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finelto January 14 2014 at 1:19 PM

Why the negative comments on this? I think it was a great idea!

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Marian January 15 2014 at 12:23 AM

I Think its great.... we have a bank building here in Little Rock, that does a Christmas tree with lights in each window to form the tree... Wow, what a way to be proposed to... Bless the happy couple...

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keepersmomvt January 14 2014 at 6:40 PM

WOW! This is the kind of guy every one is looking for...may my daughter find a husband just like
Frank Tierney! I bless them, their future wedding and thank you for sharing this wonderful story!

Mary Ellen

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wdutch6382 keepersmomvt January 14 2014 at 11:55 PM

wow is right; how can you judge someone by the manner in which he proposes. Not so sure it is romantic as self-aggrandizing...sorry

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ambyrez12 January 15 2014 at 3:20 AM


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deadlyrockerb5 January 15 2014 at 1:38 AM

Romanticism personified. Loved this. Wish them happiness ahead.

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PeytonEvansKW January 14 2014 at 4:06 PM

i wish the huffington post reporters would learn to enunciate.

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lbreamer January 14 2014 at 3:47 PM

That was really sweet & looks like it was a lot of fun!! I'm just a sappy romantic at heart!

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shellymay7023 January 14 2014 at 1:57 PM

Wow, she never saw it coming. I think that's the best way to get a proposal. Congratulations!

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wdutch6382 shellymay7023 January 14 2014 at 11:59 PM

what a waste of electricity

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I LOVE SPANKY January 14 2014 at 1:53 PM

Awwww how sweet!

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wdutch6382 I LOVE SPANKY January 14 2014 at 11:57 PM

would have been sweeter if he had tatooed the question on his forehead

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