Aaron Hedrick stood shaking in front of a live TV studio audience after coming up short of winning $500,000 by a matter of milliseconds.
He had a second chance but needed calm hands and a clear head.
Hedrick's fiancé, Kimberly Fox, did what she could to help.
"I felt him shaking," Fox said. "I just grabbed his hands and said, 'You got this,' and he just looked at me and was like you're right."
Both Hedrick and Fox went from devastation to jubilation after winning $500,000 when they had missed just moments before.
It is a story-book ending no one could have written from imagination. The turning point of most love stories doesn't come when the knight-in-shining armor successfully stacks 10 bolt nuts on an unstable surface in less than a minute.
This is exactly what Hedrick was able to do on NBC's "Minute to Win It," a game show that has ordinary people do extraordinary tasks with household objects for loads of cash.