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The former fattest man in the world is getting married — and it was his girlfriend who proposed!

Former postman Paul Mason, 53, was proposed to on American television show The View by 40-year-old partner Rebecca Mountain. The couple met online last August, and fell in love despite the long-distance relationship.

Mr. Mason, who weighed in at almost 900 pounds at his heaviest but now tips the scales at a significantly lighter 380 pounds, has vowed to lose enough weight to walk down the aisle. The View donated more than US$16,000 towards the cost of Mason’s initial operation, a gastric band surgery in 2010, that helped the former postman drop more than 500 pounds.

Congratulations to the happy couple! You know what they say: true love weights!