In the name of love and practicality, a Chinese man gave his beloved girlfriend a bouquet of crisp yuan bills rolled into flower shapes.
The unnamed romantic boyfriend reportedly sought the help of a flower shop in Changchun, Jilin province to craft a beautiful bouquet of red banknotes made from 10,000 yuan ($1,450) two weeks ago.
According to the man, he just wanted his girlfriend to have a “real gift” that would bring good luck at the start of the Year of the Rooster, Shanghaiist reports. The report did not reveal, however, how the girl reacted to the gift.
Most netizens found the gesture sensible, with some saying it is just a more practical way to charm a lover than a bunch of flowers that would eventually wither and die.
Others, however, lament the idea that relationships have become more materialistic and giving valuable objects or money has become quite common in China.
In fact, the money bouquet has actually been done before last year via a successful proposal.
Last year, a student at the Nanchang Teachers College in southeastern China dropped to one knee and proposed to his girlfriend with a bouquet of money worth 5,000 yuan ($760). He, fortunately, received an enthusiastic yes from his sweetheart.