Danny Roderique had plans to fly home to Phoenix this weekend to ask his girlfriend to marry him, but bad weather meant his flight out of O'Hare was canceled again and again.
"I've been here 50 hours!" Roderique told sister station WLS.
So on Sunday, he decided to take a picture of the diamond ring and asked her to marry him over the phone. She said yes.
In the text, Roderique said, "Marry me. Took me hours to pick this ring out none of them were good enough for you."
Roderique was not the only one stranded in Chicago. More than 600 flights were canceled Monday at Midway and O'Hare airports.