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With Help Of 16 Dogs, Man Proposes To Girlfriend In Runyon Canyon

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – It was a proposal for the ages: a man popped the question to his girlfriend last month at Runyon Canyon in the Hollywood Hills with the help of 16 dogs.

Laura Stampler, a writer, told CBS News that her fiancé Maurice Goldstein invited her for a hike at Runyon Canyon one afternoon during Thanksgiving weekend.

With Help Of 16 Dogs, Man Proposes To Girlfriend In Runyon Canyon
Maurice Goldstein proposes to his girlfriend Laura Stampler in Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles. November 2018. (Rebecca Yale Photography)

"I saw the rose petals and I see a group of figures and it's just like, all of a sudden ... you know," Stampler told CBS News from New York City, where the couple lives. "And I just started hyperventilating and crying."

As they were embracing, with an acapella group serenading them, Stampler got a second surprise.

"When we were kissing, all of a sudden all of these dogs were unleashed and started running towards me," Stampler said.

The dogs had been procured by a friend of the Goldstein family. The whole event was caught on video.

"I personally don't know how you can top puppies," gushed Stampler, "For me, personally, this was beyond perfect -- just having someone who knows you well enough to make you happy."

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