Kaitlin Whipple's swallowed ring in shake appears 2 days later
The idea was a variation on a common theme: Put the ring in a drink and let his beloved discover it. Harris did his part, hiding the ring in a Wendy’s Frosty milkshake. But, as he and his girlfriend, Kaitlin Whipple, told TODAY’s Matt Lauer Monday in New York, she ate the entire shake and never found the ring.
Harris and Whipple had attended an LDS Institute class last Tuesday at San Juan College in Farmington, N.M., where they live. Afterward, they and a group of friends went to a Wendy’s for Frosties. The friends were in on his plans and recorded what they expected to be a heartwarming proposal on a cell phone video camera.
Ready, set … gulp!
But the other women in the group, eager to hurry the discovery process, made the mistake of challenging Whipple to a race. Being rather competitive, she grabbed a spoon and wolfed down the entire contents of the cup.
“I felt nothing at all,” she told Lauer. “I was racing my friends, so there was no way I was going to lose that competition.”
Harris checked everyone’s cups and didn’t find the ring – gulp! This was not in the script. The video shows him hugging her and whispering in her ear that she had eaten her engagement ring.
Whipple’s gut reaction was disbelief, the story being harder to swallow than the ring.