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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — He wasn’t a dancer but he got down on one knee Thursday at a special performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Pennsylvania Ballet. An audience member popped the question.

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Shehriyar Mehershehi asked his girlfriend, Alisha Alie to marry him.

“He just went down, he said absolutely nothing — absolutely nothing — but he went down and I’m just happy because I love him so much,” Alie said.

The proposal happened during the show’s intermission. Thursday was the future bride’s birthday.

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The couple met at her work place.

“I saw her and I was like, ‘this is the girl I want,’ and honestly, she’s a dream girl for me,” Mehershehi said.

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This was the first time they’ve seen a performance of “The Nutcracker.”