A Guy Stopped His Girlfriend’s College Graduation To Pop The Question: Watch

Not a typical commencement address, but it got plenty of applause.

By Brittney McKenna

You're graduating summa cum laude with that Holy Grail of GPAs, a 4.0, and what better way to celebrate than with ... a marriage proposal?

While some might hope for a killer job or some magical retroactive scholarship to take care of student loan debt, Bridgewater State University student Josh Tillinghast thought a proposal was the right idea when he asked his girlfriend Ashley Nelson, who assumed she was being honored for her academic achievements (sorry hun, looks like your thunder's been stolen), to marry him on stage at the school's graduation ceremony this past weekend.

"In addition to honoring you, there is someone else here who would like to ask you a question," university president Dana Mohler-Faria informed Nelson after listing her accolades.

Over cheers from a surprised crowd, Tillinghast tells Nelson that she's his "best friend" and that no one "could break the bond we share." She, to the relief of everyone in the audience, says yes.