Man Surprises Long Distance Girlfriend with 98 Instagram Love Notes

Post from Zach Hines’s Instagram account @fromga2wi

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updated 01/05/2014 AT 11:30 AM ET

originally published 01/02/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET

When Zach Hindes’s girlfriend, Emily Ahlenius, moved away from Georgia to Wisconsin, he found a creative way to fill the void. For 98 days, from the first week of fall 2013 to Alhlenius’s birthday in December, Hindes uploaded a daily photo to the Instagram account fromga2wi.

Each post was a simple printed proclamation of love to Ahlenius. “I Am Wild For You,” “You Are Breathtaking” and other compliments filled the account, building to Hindes’s last confession, “I Want To Marry You.” Finally, on Ahlenius’s birthday, the couple reunited and Hindes revealed his project of adoration as a birthday gift.

Hindes reported to his followers that Ahlenius was “blown away” by the project – including his touching conclusion. See the entirety of this virtual masterpiece of modern love:

Step aside, selfies. This couple is winning Instagram – and our hearts.

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