Kicker: Proposal photos gone wrong

NICK EICHER, HOST: It’s easy to capture special moments in life on video these days, thanks to cell phone cameras.

But sometimes things don’t go quite as you might expect. Especially when you’re using someone else’s phone. 

Take Susan Griego. Her future son-in-law, Benjamin Bacon, asked her to record daughter Amber’s reaction as he prepared to pop the question.

They gathered at one of the couple’s favorite spots at the Albuquerque zoo. Mrs. Gray-go told her daughter she just wanted to snap a few pictures of them in front of the penguins. Amber was none the wiser. 

But as she told KOB tv—that’s when the plan went off the rails.

SUSAN: My camera phone wasn’t working well enough, so I said oh let me have your phone, Amber, and I’ll take some film. I can’t figure out how to work it!

The good news is, she figured it out and successfully recorded the reaction! 

Except Susan recorded her own reaction. 

She recorded the big moment in selfie mode, capturing her own elation instead of her daughter’s. 

But Amber said the goof only made the event even more memorable.

AMBER: I feel like that’s kind of our relationship, that’s something wacky and random, so it’s the perfect start to this.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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