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Home Depot ‘flash mob’ proposal goes viral

Posted by David Zimmerman  September 13, 2013 01:18 PM

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Dustin Reeser thought he was just helping his roommate out. He agreed to go to the local Home Depot (in Salt Lake City), to assist with picking up some party supplies. Once Reeser and the roommate turned into the lumber aisle, he realized something wasn’t quite right.

“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,” Reese said. “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.”

That’s when the flash mod started. About 30 of Reeser’s family and friends took part, including his parents and two adorable little girls in ballet outfits.

Spencer Stout , Dustin’s boyfriend and the man behind the flash mob, said he’s known he wanted to propose for a while, but the idea for the flash mob came in May, the first time he heard the song “Somebody Loves You” by Betty Who.

“Not very well known, but the words just kind of amplify how I felt about Dustin, so I had seen some flash mobs online and started talking to my friend, and my wheels just started turning,” Stout said.

Why Home Depot?

“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 said.

At the end of the performance Stout got on one knee and proposed. Reeser said yes and they are planning their big day.

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