Why use snail mail, e-mail, phone calls, or even texting to let someone know you love them when you can upload a song to YouTube and simply let the video go viral across the web? Last Monday, Los Angeles resident Walter May, with the help of his band mates, uploaded a musical love letter to YouTube in hopes that it would go viral, eventually reaching his girlfriend Alexis, who had just moved across country for graduate school.
As reported by Abc News, May wanted for the video to reach his girlfriend “organically,” and therefore made sure that none of her friends or his shared the video with her. After two days and 140,000 views on YouTube, it had gone viral throughout social media outlets, and Alexis finally came across the video.
Do we sense a hint of publicity stunt for May’s band The Daylights? Maybe a little. But the romance behind the idea is certainly not lost. As far as creatively expressing your love, “I Hope This Gets to You” certainly takes the cake. So could this become the wedding proposal trend of the technology age? Would you say “yes” to a catchy YouTube of your love getting down on bended knee?