Grandmother gives waiter her own engagement ring so he can propose to his girlfriend

Elise Solé
A trio of sisters helped a young couple get engaged when one, Sharon Heinemann, offered her engagement ring. (Photo: WMUR)

A trio of sweet — and clearly cool — grandmothers on their way to a rock concert unexpectedly helped a young couple get engaged.

The sisters from Concord, N.H., were en route to an April 9 Pink concert in Boston when they stopped for a meal at Legal Sea Foods on State Street. “Mattheus, a very handsome gentleman, came and waited on us and served us, and I got to chatting with him and asked him if he had a girlfriend,” one of the sisters, Ginny Krowe, told New Hampshire local news station WMUR. “And he said, ‘Oh, yes. Maria. She works here.’ “

Through their conversation, the sisters learned that Mattheus wanted to propose to Maria but he couldn’t afford a ring, so another sister, Sharon Heinemann, offered up her own diamond ring. “I just did it, you know,” Heinemann told the station. “He loved her, and he didn’t have a ring.”

Sharon Heinemann gave her engagement ring to a server when she learned he couldn’t afford to propose to his girlfriend. (Photo: WMUR)

Sister Rita Blanchette added: “We all were so touched by it. Sharon didn’t hesitate at all. She just took the ring right off her finger.”

Mattheus got down on one knee and proposed in front of the sisters. “…And he says, ‘Maria, I love you. Will you marry me?'” said Krowe. “She was crying. She says, ‘Yes, yes, Mattheus.'”

Legal Sea Foods paid for the women’s lunches, and they scored an invitation to Mattheus and Maria’s upcoming wedding, according to WMUR. Mattheus did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.

Asked by the station how the gesture made her feel, Heinemann said: “Immensely happy. It made me feel good. It was just the right thing to do.”

A grandmother named Sharon Heinemann gave her engagement ring to a waiter who couldn’t afford one for his girlfriend. (Photo: WMUR)

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