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Valentine's Day Proposal

Valentine's Day Proposal

CREATED Feb. 14, 2013

GREEN BAY --  A Valentine's Day surprise to remember for a Green Bay elementary school teacher. Students gathered this afternoon for an all-school assembly at McAuliffe Elementary to talk about the menaning of Valentine's Day.

At the end, teacher Kristin Zimmerman's boyfriend proposed. Turns out, Tony Hellebrand hid in a janitor's closet before the presentation to avoid being seen ahead of time. 

"I was the most nervous guy alive, right on the other side of that door and then as soon as it opened, it was just like, okay, now I can do something about it," Hellebrand said shortly after the proposal.

Zimmerman responded, saying, "I'm usually not at a loss for words because I'm a teacher, but today I am."

Zimmerman and her new fiancee actually met on Valentine's Day and they have now been together for three years.

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