He didn’t have much money, so he got her the cheapest engagement ring he could find.

After two years of dating, a couple from Tennessee planned to marry, but Ariel’s fiancé couldn’t afford to purchase her an expensive ring. They went shopping together and purchased a set of two $ 130 rings, but the saleswoman mocked him, calling the ring “cheap” and “pathetic” for such an occasion.

The young woman’s response went viral on the Internet, where she detailed the entire incident:

“Neither my husband nor I am affluent. We worked hard to make ends meet and put food on the table, but after two years of dating, we realized that waiting to be engaged was meaningless.