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Utah Gay Man Hits Nail on the Head with Home Depot Proposal

by Winnie McCroy
EDGE Editor
Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

Everyone knows that lesbians can be found hanging out in the aisles of Home Depot, but a Utah man was shocked last week when his same-sex partner proposed marriage to him in the aisles of the DIY superstore, via a carefully choreographed flash mob. Video of the event has already gone viral on YouTube with more than 8 million views.

"If I'm good to you, won't you be good to me," read the sign that Spencer Stout held out to his partner Dustin Reeser before getting on one knee to pop the question in the lumber section of the Salt Lake City Home Depot.

According to an article on Mashable, the flash mob, comprised of friends and family members, danced to Australian singer Betty Who's "Somebody Loves You." After several minutes, Spencer revealed his true intention as he appeared in a suit to make his proposal. Reeser said "yes."

Stout had the entire video recorded, and it has been picked up by sources including Buzzfeed and Idolator. Its popularity has been good for Who; according to, "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.

Winnie McCroy is the Women on the EDGE Editor, HIV/Health Editor, and Assistant Entertainment Editor for EDGE Media Network, handling all women's news, HIV health stories and theater reviews throughout the U.S. She has contributed to other publications, including The Village Voice, Gay City News, Chelsea Now and The Advocate, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


  • , 2013-09-18 10:38:00

    The good karma of this video is spreading. I read an announcement this morning that RCA just signed Betty Who to a record deal. Apparently she was in talks with them anyway, but when this video when viral it sealed the deal. It’s a great song too. This video has generated so much happiness -- it’s a beautiful thing.

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