Loechler reportedly spent six months altering a scene in which Prince Phillip wakes Princess Aurora with a kiss. With the help of Australian illustrator Kayla Coombs, Loechler altered the characters to look like him and his fiancée in the iconic scene.
On the day of his proposal, December 30, he filled the theater with friends, family and even strangers he found on Reddit in order to keep his surprise a secret.
Towards the end of the film, “Prince” Lee presented “Princess” Sthuthi with a ring. The animated version of Loechler then appeared to toss a ring box to the real Loechler in the audience.
Although David was already suspecting that something was different when she saw the altered characters, it wasn’t until her boyfriend made the proposal that she realized it was actually for her.
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