Puppy participates in Purdue proposal

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A couple who graduated from Purdue University last weekend walked away with more than a diploma.

Bailey Basen and Nick Lawrence are high school sweethearts from Ohio. Last August, they got a puppy named Rulon. They started filming him each month running around the Purdue engineering fountain.

After commencement on Sunday, the couple took Rulon on one last run around the fountain. When Bailey and Rulon turned the final corner, they found Nick down on one knee.

“I literally only saw him, his face and down on one knee. I just didn’t even hear anybody yelling, screaming and clapping. I just saw him. I was shocked and totally didn’t expect it, but I was so happy,” said Basen.

The couple has already moved back to Ohio to start their careers, and they’re ready to start another chapter together.