De Pere mother tracks down thriller man in son’s proposal image


DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) – A De Pere lady will get her Christmas want, about 10 days late. Not solely solely did her son get engaged over the vacations, however she now is aware of what it was like when her boy popped the query — due to the ability of social media.

They are saying an image’s value a thousand phrases. However for Jeannie Goffard of De Pere, an image of her son, Brian Perrigoue, proposing to his longtime girlfriend, Samantha Kohlbeck, at Lambeau Discipline on Christmas Day didn’t communicate to her sufficient. She wished to know extra about that second, saying, “I’m simply so completely happy for my son and his now-fiancée.”

And she or he hoped the person within the background of the image, carrying the quantity 13 Packers jersey, might shed some mild on the proposal. “I need to simply, what was going by way of their thoughts as they witnessed that,” says Goffard.

So Goffard took a shot at the hours of darkness and posted in regards to the proposal on a De Pere neighborhood Fb web page. Lower than two hours later, due to the ability of social media, she’d monitor down the thriller man. His title is Paul Wanish, and the tickets to the Christmas day recreation have been a present from his spouse.

As he spoke with Goffard on the cellphone Tuesday, he vividly remembered the proposal. “I nudged my spouse shortly and I stated, ‘Take a look at that, look over there, they’re getting engaged proper subsequent to you,’” he informed Goffard. “He made the proposal, she stated sure, and the gang of individuals round us all clapped and cheered and that was identical to seconds earlier than kickoff to the sport.”

He added, “It was quite a lot of enjoyable. It was quite a lot of enjoyable. And it was, I’m certain a big day for them and so they helped make it a big day for everybody round us in that part.”

Listening to the story and the enjoyment it introduced was precisely what Goffard hoped for, including, “I’m comfy. I’m at peace. I’m simply tickled pink.”

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