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Miles Teller Received an Incredibly Generous Engagement Gift From His Future In-Laws

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Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry received an incredibly thoughtful engagement gift from her parents this weekend, and the proud couple both took to social media to share the generous donation with fans.

On Friday, Sperry posted a photo of herself en route to Uganda with her father, completely unaware of the surprise in store upon arrival. “My dad and I on our way to Uganda with @thewellsoflife charity to drill and break ground for water wells in the villages in need of clean water,” she wrote. “#fatherdaughtertime.”

Days later, the big reveal took place. “My mom and dad gave me the best surprise today,” Sperry continued on Instagram. “We showed up to a school to visit, my dad told me we were just checking out the site but unveiled and surprised miles and I with a water well my parents donated in our name as an engagement gift in memory of our engagement in Africa and how dear it is to our hearts. Words can’t explain my heart and gratitude, miles and I are so grateful  thank you mom and dad for the gift that keeps on giving. Miles and I can’t wait to come and visit next year and see how it has changed their lives forever. @thewellsoflife.”

Teller joined Sperry and his future father-in-law on the trip, and took to Twitter to express his appreciation. “Today @keleighsperry visited a village in Uganda to donate a well through the Wells of Life Charity,” he remarked. “Her father purchased the well for our engagement and he and Keleigh commemorated it today. Couldn’t be prouder of my beautiful fiancée.”

Africa is a special part of the world for the couple, who got engaged in August in Kenya during a safari excursion. “I brought the ring to Africa, which I was a little nervous about,” the Only The Brave actor, 30, told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest in an interview.

The actor had their guide tie a rose to a tree, along with a paper that read “5/11/2013,” the date the couple made their relationship official. That same note also included the date of the proposal. “I said, ‘This is the day you became my girlfriend,’” Teller recalled, adding: “‘And today was the last day you woke up as my girlfriend.’”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.