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Five years after meeting in college, Besma and Syed bought tickets to a Jason Derulo concert, where they spent the night dancing with friends. But as a slow song began to play, Besma was surprised to hear her friends yell, “Syed, do it now!” over the lyrics. “I looked over at him and he just shrugged like he had no idea what was going on,” she says. Soon after, Derulo started to perform “Marry Me” and Syed discreetly grabbed the ring from a friend. “People in the crowd turned toward us while I just stood there in disbelief,” Besma says. “All I could hear were random girls yelling, 'Look! He's proposing!' ” The ring: Gabriel & Co.