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HILLBOROUGH, N.C. – A North Carolina man’s touching marriage proposal has won him a resounding ‘yes’ from his girlfriend.

Justin Coats wanted to propose to his girlfriend Amanda Toombs in a special way, so he asked for help from some of the most important people in her life: her students.

Coats told ABC News he spent three months planning the big surprise. All 42 students and fellow teacher gathered in her room for the big surprise. Coats played the video showing all her closest friends and students telling her to “say yes.”

Then, Coats got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

Watch the touching proposal above.