Love on the West Loop

The most romantic gesture ever? Giant 50th anniversary billboard on 610 is in the running

The most romantic gesture ever? Giant 50th anniversary billboard on 610 is in the running

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The billboard Billboard Event
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Lewis Krantz proposes, once again, to Sharon Krantz Billboard Event
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Sharon and Bill Krantz on their 50th anniversary Billboard Event
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Sharon Krantz, still excited after seeing the billboard Billboard Event
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The young couple Billboard Event
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Guys, if you skimped on Valentine's Day or your last anniversary, you might want to run any errands for your wife that entail driving south on the West 610 loop. If you don't, she might catch a glimpse of one of the most romantic public gestures ever to be viewed by 400,000 commuters.

To celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary, Lewis Krantz commissioned a billboard with a picture of him and his wife on their wedding day on July 2, 1961, with a note that says "You're still the one." He also included friends and family, a police officer and three dozen roses to make the surprise complete.

 Are you ready, husbands and boyfriends of Houston? Because the bar has just been raised. 

According to Krantz's blog about the event, the billboard went up on June 27 at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m., the couple drove near the sign before the clued-in officer pulled them over as if they were speeding and presented Sharon Krantz with a certificate "for marriage in excess of 49 years."

At this point, friends came out of hiding, roses were delivered and Sharon was spun around to see her giant-sized love note.

On his website, Lewis writes "I wanted to keep it low key so that only 400,000 people would see it this week."

Are you ready, husbands and boyfriends of Houston? Because the bar has just been raised.