Mikaa Wilkins stopped by the grocery store one Friday afternoon in August so she could make the dinner her husband specially requested.
It wasn't until she was in the checkout line that she noticed someone in front of her acting strangely. That someone was wearing a uniform similar to Mikaa's husband's and kept covering his face.
"I focused on the guy wondering 'why's this guy hiding?' looked into their eyes and noticed it was my husband!!! He was TRYING TO HIDE from me!!" Mikaa wrote on Facebook.
Although surprised to see him, Mikaa knew exactly why he was there. Every Friday her husband, Cedric, brings her a dozen roses. He's done this for the past two years.
But this Friday he "was CAUGHT IN THE ACT."
She said, "When our eyes finally locked - still a couple people between us in line - we both had the biggest smiles on our faces, we laughed under our breath and didn't say a word to each other. He paid and left."
Cedric had just finished working a 12-hour shift, and still found time to do something thoughtful for his spouse.
In her post on Facebook, Mikaa shared her wisdom on keeping a relationship happy.
"After working a 12 hour shift on a hot Louisiana day he STILL found the energy to appreciate me. NO EXCUSES MADE! Men, it doesn't take much to show a woman your love~most of us love small gestures~Women, don't ever reject a man's efforts," she wrote.
Be grateful for however he shows love
Mikaa's point wasn't to say that all men need to bring their wives roses, or to tell women to expect that from them. It was to appreciate what ways your husband shows his love.
"It doesn't always have to be white linen tablecloths and candles," she wrote. "Women: BE appreciative. Men: BE consistent with staying consistent. If he brought me a rock every Friday, I'm starting a rock collection If he wants to sell ice cream, I'm scooping however he chooses to express his love, I'm accepting."
As her post has gone viral, many have appreciated Mikaa's positive pronouncements of marriage. Thousands have commented, including this beautiful account of complete commitment even when your spouse no longer remembers you: