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