On the Chinese equivalent of Valentine’s Day, Pang Kun and 48 of his friends, all dressed as carrots, gathered at a public square in the north-eastern city of Qingdao.
Footage broadcast on Liaoning TV shows the dancing carrots performing joyously infront of a bemused crowd. They could also be heard saying: “Six months ago I met you. I still remember your shyness on our first date, my longing for the next date, and my excitement the first time I held your hand at the movie theatre.”
The crowd soon joined in, chanting “Marry him, marry him.”
Mr Pang then unmasked himself and proposed to his embarrassed girlfriend Zhang Xinyu, who rewarded his efforts by accepting the unusual marriage request.
He told journalists that the entire stunt took three weeks to prepare and cost him 100,000 Yuan (£9,500).
The bizarre event has become one of the most searched terms on the Asian Baidu portal. Web users have fondly dubbed Mr Pang “Brother Carrot”.