On Wednesday (Sept. 11), Spencer Stout uploaded a YouTube video that depicted him proposing to his boyfriend, Dustin, with the help of a highly choreographed flash mob of friends, as well as the song “Somebody Loves You” by rising pop starlet Betty Who. In two days’ time, the Home Depot-set video has accrued over 1 million views on YouTube, and likely caused just as many eyes to well in the process of going viral. Watch the clip below:
In Salt Lake City, Utah, Dustin is brought to a Home Depot to pick out lighting for a party — or so he thinks! As Betty Who’s pop gem begins to play, Dustin’s friends performs their well-crafted moves and his family members pop out of nowhere, and just when you realize that you cannot stop smiling, Spencer appears in a suit and… oh, man, here come the waterworks again. Eventually “Somebody Loves You” stops playing, Spencer gets down on one knee, and as you can imagine, Dustin triumphantly says ‘yes.’
Stout’s video has already been picked up by Buzzfeed, Idolator and the Los Angeles Times, while Pop Shop favorite Betty Who — who premiered her excellent debut EP “The Movement” on Billboard last April — has confirmed that “Somebody Loves You” is headed to iTunes after being released as a free download earlier this year. “I am honored to have been part of arguably the most romantic moment all time. TRUE LOVE EXISTS,” the Australia native posted on Twitter.
Who also revealed to Billboard last month that she is working on a follow-up EP to “The Movement,” due out in early 2014. New York fans can catch her perform “Somebody Loves You” and other tracks at the Knitting Factory on Friday night (Sept. 13).