friday film: viral love letter

I’m a hopeless romantic so this sweet YouTube clip totally sucked me in, even though it screams “gimmick to promote the band”.

Walter C. May’s girlfriend moved away to Duke University for graduate school and to show her that the distance between them didn’t matter, May decided to write her a love letter. But this was no ordinary love letter.

May wrote her a song and got his friends, The Daylights, to perform it. Then, instead of sending it directly to her, he posted it on YouTube on 29 November. His friends tweeted about it and emailed the link around the world, hoping it would reach his girlfriend at Duke virally. According to Gizmodo, he wanted to show his girl that they “can feel close without having to be close every day,” and that their relationship can remain strong even though they’ll be thousands of miles apart over the next two years.

While his girlfriend saw it yesterday, the sentiment is too sweet not to share. Enjoy!

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