A store manager from Aberdeen has spun a romantic tale to tell his grandchildren by asking his girlfriend to marry him while dressed as Spider-Man.
Friendly neighborhood Co-op manager Kyle Wilson from Aberdeen produced a gleaming diamond ring at an ice rink in Union Terrace Gardens and popped the question to his very own Mary Jane, – his now fiancee Grace Brodie.
Mr Wilson only revealed his secret identity to his sweetheart after he got down on one knee and removed his mask.
The newly engaged couple have been together for a year and a half, after Ms Brodie’s mother set them up on a blind date in August last year.
The Spectacular Spider-Man had been planning the proposal for two months, and even enlisted Aberdeen Inspired staff at the ice rink to take part in the elaborate proposal.
Mr Wilson said: “Actually, using Spider-Man was not symbolic of anything at all, I just wanted to use something to cover my face and that was all they had at Argos.
“But then I thought that since the ice rink is raising money for the Archie Foundation, taking a superhero on the rink would be a good excuse to hide my secret identity.
“Christmas for me is the best time of the year, I absolutely love it. Proposing on December 17 was also important as we met on August 17 and our house number is 17 as well, so it all came together, it was pretty romantic if you ask me.
“We’re hoping to buy a house together next year, and I can’t wait to spend my life with her.”
Ms Brodie said she had no idea what the web-slinging hero was up to on the rink.
“I had seen Spider-Man on the ice rink already skating with people, but I assumed he was there to entertain everyone,” she said.
“I only knew something was going on when he started skating towards me and I thought it was something Kyle would do. The messages he showed were special as it was the story of our time together.
“It has all been so surreal and the reaction from everyone at the rink was amazing, they clapped and cheered us, it was absolutely lovely.”