Her First Grade Students Surprised Her With A Wedding Proposal!
Jennifer Lai’s first-graders took a break from the curriculum to bring their teacher an adorable surprise!
Lai’s boyfriend of three years, Samuel Nalbandian, 28, asked permission from principal David Warken of the Global Education Academy 2 in Los Angeles to plan a wonderful surprise to his unsuspecting girlfriend.
While Lai was being kept busy in a separate classroom, her sister and boyfriend let her class in on what was about to happen.
When she got back to her classroom, she was asked to sit down and watch “A Samifer Special,” a kid-friendly movie that her boyfriend Nalbandian and Lai’s cousins put together. It was a complete reenactment of their love story!
When the movie was done, she turned and looked at the kids and saw that each was holding up a letter spelling out the words “Will you marry me?”
Her boyfriend Nalbandian then walked into Lai’s classroom with a bouquet and popped the question!
The room was filled with cheers and excitement when Lai said yes!
The kids were so swept away by this proposal, that they made special congratulations cards to the happy couple!
“We spoke about getting married, but I never imagined it would happen at work,” Lai said. “I’m so happy it did though because my students were able to share the moment with me and Sam knows how important my students are to me.”