Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Saturday 23 January |
Saint of the Day: St. Marianne Cope
home iconLifestyle
line break icon

WATCH: Wife with MS surprised by flash mob as an anniversary gift

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 01/13/17

A husband in Liverpool, England, wanted his wife of 10 years to know he loves her "just the way she is"

“Do not forget that true love sets no conditions. It does not calculate or complain, but simply loves.” — Pope Saint John Paul II

For their 10th wedding anniversary, Carl Gilbertson wanted to do something special for his wife, Laura. The last decade has been a challenge for them: Laura was diagnosed with multiple scleroses as a teenager and it got worse immediately following their honeymoon, landing her in a wheelchair. As a tribute to her and to show his devotion, Carl organized a flash mob of 30 students from the Liverpool Media Academy to serenade Laura with Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are.” Her reaction says it all.

Tags:
Marriage
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in eight languages: English, French, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
LUXOR FILM FESTIVAL
Zoe Romanowsky
20-year-old filmmaker wins award for powerful 1-minute film about...
2
DAD, HOW DO I?
Cerith Gardiner
Meet the dad who's teaching basic skills on YouTube for kids with...
3
Philip Kosloski
What are the corporal works of mercy?
4
MARTIN LUTHER KING
Jorge Graña
Did you know Martin Luther King appreciated the Rosary?
5
PHILIP RIVERS
Cerith Gardiner
Quarterback Philip Rivers' retirement announcement reflects his s...
6
CONSOLE
Philip Kosloski
What are the spiritual works of mercy?
7
couple
Anna Gębalska-Berekets
Couple praises Padre Pio's recipe for a happy marriage
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.