High School cheerleading coach Natalie Earthman was confused when her squad held up signs during a routine. Their signs read: “Will you marry me?” And she was even more surprised to find out the message was for her.
Earthman’s boyfriend, Jorge Gutierrez, had enlisted help with his proposal from her cheerleaders, but even when he walked out in East Central High School’s black and yellow striped hornet mascot costume she didn’t realize he was proposing. Earthman describes it as an “out of body experience,” but she finally caught on and figured out he was popping the question when he got down on one knee. She said yes and says the proposal was “the most meaningful moment of my life thus far.”