Farmer’s marriage proposal gets picked up by Google Maps

BERLIN — When it comes to marriage proposals, the bigger, the better. But one German man got more than he bargained for when the entire world was let in on his proposal.

The German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that 32-year-old part-time farmer Steffen Schwarz used a machine to plant a field of corn in such a way that the gaps spelled out the words ‘Do you want to marry me?’

Schwarz says he got his girlfriend to fly a drone over the field last May in Huettenberg, central Germany, revealing the romantic message. She said yes. Obviously.

But unbeknownst to Schwarz, his field-of-dreams-message was so large it showed up on an aerial picture used by Google Maps, viewable by, well, just about anyone in the world.

He told dpa he hadn’t intended or expected the image to appear on Google’s popular mapping service until an aunt in Canada pointed it out to him.

Though the message isn’t permanent, it’s nice to know that their love story has been immortalized for all to see!

Schwarz and his fiancée plan to marry in June.


With file from The Associated Press

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