A gay man who lives in San Francisco enlisted the help of co-workers at Google London to propose marriage.

“On April 22 2013, I invited Michael to lunch at the Google office. He had no idea I would be asking him to marry me. Or that hundreds of people were in on it,” said Shaun Aukland, the American.

“We are a binational couple, separated for the last two years, on and off, without the ability to sponsor Michael for citizenship in the United States because of the Defense of Marriage Act. I flew to London for one of our regular trips and secretly to propose to Michael, in hopes that he'll be able to finally join me permanently in the US after the Supreme Court decision.”

“Five minutes before the proposal, all of the TV screens in the cafe showed a timer countdown. At about 10 seconds, Michael remarked, 'Its really busy in here. Also, what is that timer.'”

Diners stood up and began singing Bruno Mars' Marry You. Afterward, Shaun got on bended knee and proposed marriage.

“Three years ago I sent you a note when we met that said, 'You're neat and I like you. Will you come to San Francisco?'” Shaun told Michael. “And with an eye on what we've been through and the many things we will go through, today, with the help of every person that knew this was going to happen and some pretty awesome colleagues, I want to say you're amazing and I love you. Will you come to San Francisco and marry me?” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)