Public speaker and comedianJason Hewlett was just minding his own business at Target when he spotted an “amazingly beautiful woman” in line.
At first, he felt guilty — he’s a married man. But then he realized the woman was his wife, Tami.
He wrote a post on Facebook about how he felt like he “sort of cheated” on his wife but then ended up realizing how lucky he was to have her — and now, the post is going totally viral.
Hewlett’s post has 145,000 shares and counting.
The comments are mostly supportive and full of people who are touched by his comments …
Or a bit disappointed in their own spouses.
Here’s Hewlett’s original post, with the full text pasted below.
Good in that she didn’t see the creepy dude with the overgrown mink on his face peering over her shoulder. But maybe that’s bad, too, like what if it hadn’t been me? I need to get her another can of mace just in case. But it was also bad because I realized how close I came to not ever winning her love in the first place, and the herculean efforts I had to make all those years ago to even get her attention just to say yes to one date! For a minute I felt that familiar grief of doom when I first saw her and knew well, that’s impossible. But somehow I nabbed her despite my insecurities, inabilities, and imperfections. Third, I was ultimately so pleased to see her in complete confidence on this day, as the independent, capable, humble, fun, sweet, kind, awesome person she is. And then she grabbed her things and walked out the door. I never said anything, didn’t flag her down, just watched her walk away, admiringly, knowing she’s my wife and I love everything about this woman. She rarely looks at Facebook so she won’t see this post, she won’t realize she was kind of cheated on today, but I thought I’d share with you all since I’m just a dweeby guy making my way through life, and at the same time sure there are those who have had the same experiences regarding their loved ones in one way or another, and these moments are perfect. Lesson of the Day: It’s good to look at those we love with fresh eyes whenever we can to remind us how lucky we are to have their light in our lives.