Utah man’s flash mob proposal at hardware store goes viral

Posted at 7:01 PM, Sep 12, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY -- Dustin Reeser said he thought he was helping his roommate pick up some party supplies at the Home Depot on 2100 South in Salt Lake City last week when a song came over the loud-speaker and 30 of his closest family and friends formed a flash mob in the middle of the lumber aisle.

“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.”

Spencer Stout , Dustin's boyfriend and the mastermind behind the operation, 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.

It may not seem like the most romantic place for a wedding proposal, but truth be told, Salt Lake City’s downtown Home Depot is  a pretty special spot for the pair.

“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.

Back to the big day, three minutes into the massive production and Dustin swears he didn't realize what was happening until the question was asked.

Dustin said yes. It’s a moment the couple will never forget. A moment now going viral on YouTube.

Click here to see the video of the proposal.