Alhambra couple gets well wishes from around world after viral Yosemite proposal photo

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (KABC) -- It's a breathtaking photo that almost doesn't look real: 7,500 feet above sea level atop Yosemite's Taft Point, Charlie Vo popped the question to Melissa Ngo.

"It just captures the moment so perfectly. Great image, great landscape, lighting is perfect," said Charlie Vo, the man the photo.

The Alhambra couple visited Yosemite on Oct. 6, but had no idea their special moment was captured by photographer Matthew Dippel. Unaware of who the couple was, Dippel took to twitter for help with his search. The photo went viral and the couple saw it on the news.

"He said, 'I think that's us,' and he showed me and I was like, 'That looks like us. But, I don't think it could be us. That's too crazy.' And then he said, 'Let me look at my pictures,' and he goes through his phone and says, 'That's us. That's me in my hat,'" said Ngo.

Vo actually proposed to Ngo back in February. The second proposal was a surprise to Ngo, but Vo had it all planned out, even using a different ring.

"I actually gave her a Ring Pop the second time around and then I ate it afterwards," said Vo.

When the couple got in touch with Dippel, he posted on Facebook, "Update, I found them." The photographer has sent prints of the photo to the couple, who plans to wed next year.

"We've been getting messages from all over the world actually, it's been awesome. People from the Netherlands, the Philippines. Everywhere. They're just sending messages with well wishes. It's a great feeling that there is positivity out there," said Vo.
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