On Christmas Day, when a woman received a present from her ex-husband, she thought it was just a pizza. But their son “read the situation quickly” and whipped out his phone to capture a great moment that soon gained millions of views on social media.
Jeffrey and Lorrie Agan first got married in 1989 and divorced in 2014 after having eight children together.
“They originally got married in an electronics store, because they were too poor to afford a proper wedding. They fought, separated, divorced, and it tore the family apart. Each of us felt like we had to cope with the destruction in different ways, and on our own,” their 21-year-old son, Jeffrey Agan Jr., told Buzzfeed.
After separating, Jeffrey went back to school to study nursing after working as a truck driver for 20 years. He also wrote poetry and started working out, while Lorrie “found peace in nature, through meditation and self empowerment,” Jeffrey Jr. told Fox News.
Three years after the divorce in 2014, both started talking again earlier this year, and by November they began to date again.
On Dec. 22, Jeffrey presented Lorrie with a wrapped gift, making her think that it was a pizza.
The present soon turned out to be a framed poem that Jeffrey had written for her, titled “Love Burns Anew.”
But the surprise didn’t end there—and Jeffrey Jr. had a strong inkling as to what was coming.
Jeffrey was going to propose to Lorrie once again, and Jeffrey Jr. was prepared to capture the moment. He was not briefed on this beforehand either.
“I read the situation quickly as it was happening, and I pulled out my phone and caught a great recording!” Jeffrey Jr. told Buzzfeed.
Jeffrey Jr. later uploaded the video on Twitter with the caption “Congrats Mom and Dad! True love always finds its way back around.” The video soon went viral.
“When I tweeted the tweet, I expected like, six favorites from close friends,” Jeffrey Jr. said. “I never anticipated for it to go viral! So many people have shared similar stories, or asked to support them, it’s started to feel like the whole world ships Jeff and Lorrie!”
The children are now planning a second wedding for their parents. “We’re wanting to throw them a dream wedding, to thank them for all the sacrifices they’ve made for us kids,” Jeffrey Jr. said.
“Things were hard, tight, and tough for us as a family, but we never went hungry and they’ve spent so much time trying to dig us out of the dirt. They’ve invested in our success and our futures at the expense of their own wants and needs. I’ve made a Gofundme in response to requests to create one, so people can contribute to their wedding. I’m blown away by the support!
“My family is all very happy and overwhelmed with love right now. A family torn apart made whole again!” he added.