A video documenting a young man's epic journey to surprise his girlfriend on her birthday has gone viral and melted the hearts of even the most hardened of souls.
Jack Harries travelled over 10,000 miles to Australia armed with a camera and a bunch of flowers to give Ella a day to remember.
The two had had to settle for Skype conversations after Ella went travelling. During one she jokingly challenged Jack to fly out and visit her.
So he did.
Jack said: "This would be the longest we’ve ever been apart. 3 months in and on the run up to Ella’s birthday we were struggling. Copious amounts of Skype calls, texts and handwritten letters later we were finding the distance hard.
"The emotions and actions in this film are deeply personal ones and I would hate to think that by capturing and sharing that it would somehow devalue those feelings. When I cut the film together I showed it to a few close friends and to my surprise more often then not it made them cry.
"Importantly Ella feels very comfortable with it which was my main concern. Beyond that if other people watching the video feel a similar emotion to the one I felt whilst making it and to the one my friends felt whilst watching it then i’m a happy man."
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