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Avocado Proposal is a social fad in which people hide engagement rings inside avocados to surprise their partner with a marriage proposal.
On September 12th, 2016, Instagram  user @kimtrylerphotographer posted a photogram of a man proposing to a woman who is holding an avocado. They captioned the photograph "I was just minding my business photographing a senior when this literally happened right behind us. #fate #surpriseproposal #westbrookbeach #kimtylerphotography #ctweddingphotographer #kismet #engaged #avocadoproposal." In the comments, the user confirms that the ring was hidden inside of the avocado. Within a year and a half, the photo (shown below) received more than 85 likes.
One month later, Instagram user @taylorselbyyoga posted picture of a man on one knee proposing with a ring in an avocado. They captioned the post, "been MIA recently but back and motivated to get back on it!! plus I couldn't help but share the BEST & most creative proposal/best day of my life in honor of 6 months until we say I do!!!! now where is the avocado emoji?!" The post (shown below, left) received more than 110 likes in a year and a half.
The following year, on December 29th, 2017, Instagram user @mindful_af posted an image of an avocado holding an engagement ring. They captioned the post, "Every hippie girl’s dream proposal. #avocadotoast #avocadoproposal." WIthin three months, the post (shown below, center) received more than 610 likes.
Two months later, Instagram user @fooddeco posted another image of an engagement ring in an avocado. They captioned the post, "Tag someone who should propose like this #valentinesday #2018 #avobox #vegan #proposal #💍 #avocadoproposal." The post (shown below, right) received more than 10,000 likes in less than two weeks.
On July 11th, 2017, YouTuber  posted a video entitled "The Avocado Proposal." The video (shown below) received more than 900 views in less than on year.
Several media outlets covered the proposals, including The Daily Dot, Jezebel, Today and more.
 Instagram – @kimtrylerphotography's Post
 Instagram – @taylorselbyyoga's Post
 Instagram – @mindful_af's Post
 Instagram – @fooddeco's Post
 YouTube – The Avocado Proposal
 The Daily Dot – Yes, people are actually proposing with avocados
 Jezebel – I Can't Unsee These Avocado Proposals
 Today – Yep, people are using avocados to propose on Instagram
Feb 21, 2018 at 10:25PM EST
Feb 21, 2018 at 10:01PM EST
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