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If you were to choose the ideal place for a marriage proposal, you probably wouldn't pick a Home Depot. But Spencer Stout knew that the hardware store was the perfect place to pop the question -- and he was right. This video of Stout proposing to his boyfriend Dustin Reese via flashmob is one of the most romantic things we've ever seen. Watch it below!
He said yes! (OBVIOUSLY.) So why Home Depot? Stout told a local Salt Lake City news station that he and Dustin had their "first date" at the store.
"The very first time we met, we walked through a Home Depot, and he showed me what he had built and showed me what we had done, so I thought it would be a great place for the proposal because it was kind of our first date," Stout told Fox13.
Clearly, a whole lot of planning went into the big moment: 30 friends and family members showed up for the surprise, some watching Dustin via video feeds on iPads and laptops. That's not to mention the camera, the boom mic, the music queued over the loudspeaker, and the rather involved dance routine. (A choreographer and two rehearsal spaces are thanked in the credits.) Somehow, Spencer managed to keep it all from Dustin -- who thought he was going to Home Depot to pick out lighting for a party.
"They come out, and they’re from all the different places I’ve lived in the world, so to see them all in one place at one time was kind of ridiculous," said Reese. "I start to recognize people, and then I start to recognize more people, and I’m thinking in my head it’s a really nice graduation gift, but a little weird."
Yes, he initially thought it was a graduation gift. That explains why Dustin looks so legitimately surprised when Spencer proposes!
"You can see me looking around [in the video] and it's cause I don't know where he is, and he's probably at Crossfit, and then he walks out and I sort of freak," Reese told People.
Not only has the video racked up nearly eight million views in five days, but the song -- "Somebody Loves You" by up-and-coming Australian artist Betty Who -- is in such high demand that she released it as an iTunes single. The song, in fact, inspired the idea for the proposal.
"The words kind of amplify how I feel about Dustin, so I had seem some flash mobs online and my wheels just started turning," Stout told People.
"STILL CRYING," Betty Who tweeted on Thursday. "I am honoured to have been a part of arguably the most romantic moment of all time. TRUE LOVE EXISTS."
Specifically, it exists at a Home Depot in Salt Lake City. Who'd have guessed?