Producer and director Glenn Weiss knows a thing or two about making dramatic television moments and last night he did not disappoint.
Weiss, who has been producing and directing live television shows for decades, and has won 12 Emmy Awards and six Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, stunned the crowd on Sunday when he took a moment to propose to long-time girlfriend Jan Svendsen. As the crowd looked on Weiss said:
Jan, you are the sunshine in my life and mom was right, don't ever let go of your sunshine. You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.
At that point, a tearful Svendsen made her way to the stage and the crowd got up on its feet and cheered. Weiss then dropped to one knee and presented her with his mother's ring. The moment was bitter-sweet as Weiss' mother had just passed away two weeks prior.
I want to put this ring that my mom wore on your finger in front of all these people and in front of my mom and your parents watching from above. Will you marry me?
It was the moment of all moments!
The photos spoke for themselves.
The bar has just been set impossibly high.
Here what Weiss and Svendsen had to say in the video below.