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DC man makes 11/11/11 proposal at 11:11 a.m.

November 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Friday's Nov. 11, 2011 date is one of those numerically-funky dates that are often good for headlines and advertising.

It's also a day when fans of the 1980s mockumentary film 'Spinal Tap' celebrate 'Nigel Tufnel Day.'

But Alexander Williams of Washington, D.C., decided to make this day extra-special by proposing to Dionne Savage, his unsuspecting girlfriend, at 11:11 a.m.

Williams met Savage at the Los Angeles International Airport American Airlines ticket counter more than two years ago, which is where he decided to drop the question.

He got a handful of friends to help him set things up, flew Savage in from Washington, D.C. and her mother in from Philadelphia, PA.

After some shock at the ticket counter, and a romantic serenade of "You Are So Beautiful," the clock finally struck 11:11 a.m.

"Will you marry me?" asked a hopeful Williams.

"Yes!" Savage exclaimed, prompting cheers from the crowd.

"We just talked about 11/11/11 today, and he didn't say anything about it, so this was a complete surprise because he didn't let on at all," Savage explained.

Now that Williams has set the bar high by getting engaged on 11/11/11, the next step is figuring out when the couple will get married. After all, 12/12/12 comes up next year.

"That's all on her now!" said Williams. "I'm ready! Just tell me what time to bring a suit and I'm good!"

After all the excitement, Williams concluded that 11/11/11 is not just a lucky day, but a perfect day.

"It's a perfect day now, because I got a yes," said Williams.

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