Michael Baker, 23, of Colorado Springs, was inspired to create the illusion of walking hundreds of miles to propose to Tracie Wyson after he got the song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers stuck in his head.
Baker, who said he was known in high school for his elaborate prom and homecoming proposals, covered more than 150 miles filming the video over the course of one day with his dad.
Baker told ABC News that he got the idea after talking with his dad.
“I sat down with my dad to brainstorm and that was the song I had stuck in my head,” Baker said, speaking of “I’m Gonna Be.” He added, “It sparked the idea that I could walk 500 miles to propose.”
Harland Baker filmed his son doing everything from walking into a lake to climbing Pike’s Peak in the Rocky Mountains. Baker spent the next day and a half editing the video himself before flying to Utah, where Wyson lives, with her mom and dad.
He created the music video using a GoPro camera and a drone. ABC News thought it was a great story, and picked it up!
All the best to you, Michael and Tracie!