An American from Kansas raised expectations by gifting his wife 1.2 million sunflowers – one of her favorite flowers – which he planted with the help of his son on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary last month.
“He made me feel so special. I couldn’t have gotten a better birthday present than a field of sunflowers,” Renee Wilson told ABC’s Good Morning America, with a smile on her face.
In May, with the help of his son, Lee Wilson secretly planted about 1.2 million sunflowers on 80 acres of land in Kansas — the equivalent of 60 football fields — in order to present the field full of yellow flowers to his wife for their 50th wedding. Anniversary on August 10.
He told the American media: “What can a man give his girlfriend at fifty?”, which made his partner smile next to him. She thought about it a lot, and she always loved sunflowers. I said to myself: This is the year to plant sunflowers.
Their love story began in high school, when Lee Wilson took the recipient to ask his future wife out on the day she turned 16, as her parents had previously forbidden her from going out with boys.
He added that the couple then went skiing in Harper, Kansas, just an hour away from where he planted the sunflowers, and the man already knew he had found the woman of his life.
On social media, the gift did not go unnoticed, as many users praised the gesture.
The first Internet user said: “The barrier has been lifted,” while another joked: “I cannot even receive a response via text messages,” according to what was reported by the Guardian newspaper.
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