Mother-in-law's awkward engagement gift leaves couple, internet shocked!

Updated: Aug 28, 2019, 07:57 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

A couple were left embarrassed and awkward after their in-laws gave them a rather weird memento to remember their perfect engagement moment

Photo of the proposal and the 'sculpture' gift. Pic/Instagram/Awkward Family Photos
Photo of the proposal and the 'sculpture' gift. Pic/Instagram/Awkward Family Photos

In a bizarre incident, a gesture of love and happiness took a hilarious turn when a mother-in-law thought it was a good idea to get a sculpture of her child and partner getting engaged. The sweet gift from her ended up having a rather very awkward design flaw that left the internet in splits. An Instagram user posted the picture of the gift on social media and the post took the internet by storm. Check out the post below!

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“My mother-in-law thought it was a good idea to get a sculpture of this beautiful moment.”

A post shared by Awkward Family Photos (@awkwardfamilyphotos) onAug 24, 2019 at 10:00pm PDT

The picture of the cheeky gift shared on Instagram page 'Awkward Family Photos' bagged over 25,814 likes and numerous hilarious comments from people all around the globe. The post was captioned as, "My mother-in-law thought it was a good idea to get a sculpture of this beautiful moment." (sic). The page then shared a photo of the proposal itself, which looks like something straight out of a romantic movie and next to it an image of the 'sculpture' gift.

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The original purposal

The picture of the gift. Pic credit/Instagram/Awkward Family Photos

The creator of the gift went a little wrong when carving the man's arm as he bends down on one knee to propose his girl. The questionable placement of his arm in the sculpture makes it look like something else and the internet could not keep calm. In a few minutes, the page was flooded with comments and likes. While one user commented, "Well, this is unfortunate", another said, "I didn't see it at first but omg." A third user added, "Cut off the hand and it's cute.

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In another incident, a couple who got married was in for a surprise when the groom's uncle messaged the bride months after the wedding took place asking for the wedding gift back. The uncle had asked for a large chunk of his generous cash gift back, which he accidentally presented to them as their wedding gift. Sharing her story on Facebook, the newly-married bride wrote, "After my wedding, my husband and I opened gifts and cards. I opened a card from my husband's aunt and uncle and they had written us a 160 euro cheque."

She further reveals, "We were like 'whoa, but okay he makes good money'. It seems like the couple was over the moon with the gift and their joy knew no bounds. But sadly, it was cut short-lived. The bride says, "Three months later we get a phone call and the 'generous' uncle said he only meant to write a £16 cheque and we need to give him 144 pounds back. Like who does that?!"

People on Facebook called the uncle's gesture as the height of rudeness. One wrote: Wow, I'm speechless. 16 euro for a wedding gift?!?! Are you kidding me?! Some people have no shame. And to call you and demand the money back! Wow, I can't even.” Another Facebook user commented, "I'd never spoken to them again, nor be around them. Whether it was a family event or not. I'd never go. Screw that. How pathetic and trashy.”

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