This story was updated at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, with more information.
Chalk one up for Cupid on Valentine's Day.
Kaleb Younce, 24, of Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia, proposed to his girlfriend, Jessica Collins, 23, yesterday. Instead of kneeling, he used the sign in front of the TireDiscounters store at 2925 Battlefield Parkway to pop the question.
The sign read: "Hey Jessica, will U marry me. Love you past the moon."
Well, it worked.
"It was (Thursday) night and we were driving to the store," Younce explained. "I said, 'Look over there.' She saw the sign and got tears in her eyes. She said it was the sweetest Valentine present she ever had, and she said 'yes.'"
The two are now officially engaged, and Younce said he was going to pick up an engagement ring for Collins on Friday.
He said the two, who work together at a clothing-maker in Ft. Oglethorpe, have known each other since they were children but only started dating about four or five months ago.
"I just felt like it was time," Younce said.
Tiffany Murphy, a spokesman for TireDiscounters, the nation's seventh largest independent tire retailer, said the company put out the call for personalized Valentine messages this week and couldn't resist Younce's request to post his marriage proposal at the Battlefield Parkway store.
Incidentally, Murphy said one of the employees at the tire store said she also received her wedding proposal in the parking lot of the business.
Customers be advised. There is some serious romance in the air at TireDiscounters.