Lucas Bane recently proposed to his boyfriend David Devora in a spectacular fashion, complete with choreographed dancers from Step Up, a slew of blown-up love notes on poster boards, and “Will u marry me?” spelled out in twinkle lights. Because that’s how you get someone to say yes. Heck, I want to say yes and I’m the wrong gender and sexual orientation.
Anyway, the newly engaged couple uploaded their proposal video to Vimeo, where it immediately went viral because it’s so sweet. Then Lucas got an incredible engagement gift of sorts when a former high school classmate contacted him and apologized for his bullying behavior back in the day.
Take a look at the super sweet video and keep reading below to find out how it prompted one former bully to reach out and apologize.
The repentant bully sent Lucas this note on Facebook:
I’m sure you have no idea who I am. I went to high school with you. If you do remember me, it’s probably not positive as I was a bit of a asshole back then. I saw your video today on Facebook and wanted to say Congratulations! No need to respond I just wanted you to know that I think what you have is awesome and wish you the best.
Lucas told The Gaily Grind that he cried when he saw the note:
I gasped when I saw the name. Then tears. Before even reading the words I just knew that this was going to be a good note, and when I read the words and his follow-up response, I sobbed. That sounds dramatic but it’s true. A good cry on-and-off for upwards of an hour.
He wrote back and told him that “all is forgiven” and that “it’s clear that whoever you were back then you’ve grown and you’re a pretty kickass guy now.”
The guy wrote back again and thanked him for forgiving his bad behavior, and promising to buy the first round of beers should their paths ever cross again. Lucas wrote back again:
Wow. You’re fucking awesome. It’s so important for people to see that people can change. You’ve made me feel so validated and hopeful about where the world is headed. You’ve given me a gift. Thank you.
What a great story to show it’s never too late to right a past wrong, and you never know how you might make someone’s day by doing so. We’ve all done crappy things in the past, some intentional and others not, but at the end of the day, we all have the opportunity to practice kindness and show love to others, regardless of their lifestyle choices.
Have you ever apologized to someone you treated badly in the past?
Image via David Devora/Facebook