by John Boone | Tue., Jan. 28, 2014 10:44 AM
Before you watch this video: Stop and take a moment to think about your childhood teddy bear (substitute a baby doll, blankie, etc. as needed). Your safety blanket. Your best friend. Battered and beaten with love and now, packed away in a box somewhere, lost to time.
Now watch Vas Alli surprise his fiancée Jessica with her restored childhood bear:
"I wanted to get Jessica something beautiful—something that she would never expect," he explains in the video's description. "And moreover would be able to one-up proposing to her Christmas Eve of 2012."
Jessica has had Whitey since she was born—he was a gift at her mom's baby shower.
And when Vas found Whitey, he was in pretty bad shape:
When I began this venture, Whitey was in two pieces (his head ripped off) and missing an ear, his nose, both eyes, and not to mention half of his stuffing was gone. So, I took him to the Secaucus Doll and Teddy Bear Hospital, and after a week, they were able to restore him to his original glory.
It wasn't easy though. It took "a month of research and looking through over 10,000 vintage teddy bears online." But her priceless reaction was worth it. And now they have a viral video, too!
After you watch the video: Stop and take a moment to think about your own fiancé. What did he get you for Christmas? Probably like a regular old Tiffany's necklace, huh? (Just kidding that is lovely, what a nice fiancé you have!)
Either way, it's a good thing this video didn't go viral until after Christmas or fiancés everywhere would be feeling the pressure. Then again: Only 17 days until Valentine's Day...