Ian McKellen Replaces Patrick Stewart, Helps Man Propose

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If you can't get Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Gandalf isn't a terrible replacement.

In a romantic video that’s gone viral, director Brett Lotriet Best enlists the help of Sir Ian McKellen while proposing to his girlfriend, Shawwa… only because his first choice of Patrick Stewart was unavailable at the time.

But McKellen and Stewart are best friends (the former officiated the latter's wedding) and gladly stepped in to help Best with life's most important question, appearing in the following footage and telling Brett's girlfriend to do the "right thing."

Best later takes center stage himself and tells Shawwa "I would like to explore the universe with you."

The director later took to Twitter and confirmed that Shawwa said yes. Hooray!

In other recent unique proposal news, a man used Coke bottles to pop the question, while Justin Timberlake once helped a man ask for his girlfriend's hand during a concert in Louisville.

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