A sloth at the Denver aquarium played a very important role in the lives of a local couple.

Aspen helped Herb propose to his girlfriend Janea on Friday evening.

Janea says they've loved sloths for years and had a mutual bucket list goal of someday getting to meet a sloth.

On Friday they had that chance. Herb worked with the Denver Aquarium to plan the perfect proposal without Janea knowing.

She says she was completely surprised when he dropped down to one knee and asked her to marry him.

The couple has been together almost a year and half and plans to marry sometime in the fall of 2017.

Congratulations and best wishes to the couple!