01/13/2016 03:22 EST | Updated 01/15/2016 05:59 EST

Canadian Soldier Proposes To Girlfriend After Arriving Back From Middle East

If there's one thing sweeter than seeing the love of your life after months apart, it's topping it off with a romantic proposal.

Canadian Pte. Chris Chabaylo, who returned from the Middle East to New Brunswick this week, did a short interview with TV reporters on the base before turning to his girlfriend, Courtney Halfpenny, and getting down on one knee, reports CTV.

"Courtney," he says, "would you do me the honour of marrying me?"

According to CTV, Chabaylo was part of a group of soldiers who were sent to Lebanon and Jordan in order to help with the processing of Syrian refugees who were coming to Canada.

In the televised interview, Halfpenny said she was "very proud" of his work.

Watch the video above to see the proposal in action.

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