Tourist's oblivious act 'ruins' marriage proposal: 'Absolutely crazy'

Marriage proposals can be one of the most intimate moments for you and your partner – but not when its gatecrashed by a complete stranger.

That's what one Northern Irish couple faced on their romantic getaway to Iceland last year.

"Watch this woman ruin my proposal video," Jordan McGowan explained on TikTok this week.

The couple's moment was gatecrashed by another tourist. Source: TikTok - jordanemcgowan
The couple's moment was gatecrashed by another tourist. Source: TikTok - jordanemcgowan

In the video, which has been viewed nearly 500,000 times, her partner Sean can be seen getting down on one knee in front of a stunning backdrop at Gullfoss Waterfall, 100km east of the capital Reykjavik.

But as he does, a woman fixated on filming the scenery appears oblivious to what's going on, and she steps right behind the couple.

And she appeared to stay there, with the woman lingering as the couple embraced.

"I see the funny side but it's quite concerning how completely oblivious some people are to their surroundings," one person commented, with Ms McGowan agreeing saying it is "absolutely crazy".

"That seems quite a universal thing NOT to do?" another person said.

While Ms McGowan suggested the woman lacked "common decency", she said she can see the funny side of it, and hadn't noticed the woman's behaviour until she looked back at the video.

Some people commenting suggested she had no idea what was going on in front of her, but others claimed she knew exactly what she was doing.

"Incredibly inconsiderate," one person wrote, while another pointed out there was plenty of space she could have used around them.

Defending the woman, one person said the main pathway at the falls was one of the "busiest places".

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