Justin Timberlake searching for couple who got engaged to his song on the LIRR

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – A couple who got engaged on the LIRR was the inspiration for Justin Timberlake’s new music video.

The young man proposed to his girlfriend around 8:20pm on January 12 on a Manhattan bound train while playing Timberlake’s song “Not a Bad Thing.”

A witness, so taken by the romantic moment on the rails,  told the story to Timberlake’s record label, RCA.   The company commissioned producer Brooke McDaniel and music video director Dennis Liu to create a video for the song.

JT looks for couple

The main goal of the video, which made its debut on “The Ellen De Generes Show,” is to find the mystery couple.  The superstar himself took to twitter to help locate them.

LIRR and Amtrak passengers at Penn Station find the story utterly charming.

“It’s very bold, nice in this day and age,” said a woman named Thomasin.

When PIX 11 reporter Ellyn Marks asked passenger Maria Schreiber if she would like to be proposed to on the LIRR she said with laughter:  “If it was the right guy, sure.  If it was the wrong guy, no.”