If you're ever wondering how to propose to your girlfriend, saving the day first is never a bad plan!

Nicholas Anderson was out to eat at a local restaurant in North Carolina, where he was planning to propose to his girlfriend Deanna. Brighton, Deanna's son, and Nicholas had been planning the "perfect proposal" together, and they came up with Salsarita's as the location. Unfortunately, things went bad when a man came into the store and robbed it. Nicholas came to the rescue as the robber tried to make his getaway. He grabbed the man, pulled him back inside, and placed him in a chokehold until he was unconscious.

After the incident, Nicholas still needed to propose to his unsuspecting girlfriend! That's when they headed to Winkler Park to get the job done. Nicholas said, "After all that happened, asking her to marry me wasn't near as bad."

Good news... she said yes! How could she NOT?!

[Via WCNC]