Awww! This is toooooo swwwwweeeet!
- Jason Mortensen is filmed in bed half-conscious after a hernia operation
- Utah sales manager is seen gawping at Candice, his wife of six years
- Three minute video has gone viral with more than 240,000 views
By MIA DE GRAAF
Everyone relishes that spark of falling in love for the first time.
But, much as they try, few married couples get to feel it all over again. Unlike gobsmacked Jason Mortensen.
Dosed up on morphine for a hernia operation, the love-struck American couldn’t believe his eyes when he caught sight of the woman by his bed.
‘Are you a model? Who are you? What’s your name?’
The answer blew his mind.
‘I’m your wife,’ she giggled.
In a video that has now amassed more than 240,000 views, Mr Mortensen’s jaw drops. And he’s got a fair few more questions to ask.
‘You’re my wife?!’ the former missionary gasps, ‘Holy sh**! Dang. How long?’
Candice Mortensen, the blonde beauty behind the lens, tries to encourage her husband of six years to eat a cracker as he recovers in an unidentified hospital.
But he is too distracted.
‘It’s hard baby, it’s hard… Do we call each other baby?’
Dumbfounded, he clutches his head: ‘Man I hit the jackpot!’
Baffled: He gawps at the bedside beauty wanting to know if she is a model. He cannot believe they are married
Now recovered, Mr Mortensen, Vice President of sales at Oltuse Pharmaceuticals in Orem, Utah, is sticking to his every word.
The former missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints said: ‘I had a hernia repair to fix residual tears from a previous surgery.
‘I wish I could remember this but I was definitely out of it.
‘This was my fifth surgery within our six years of marriage and she’s been by my side through all of it.
‘In a previous surgery I suffered a severe complication and we didn’t know if I’d ever function the same again.
‘She is the love of my life.’
The couple live in Utah, where Mr Mortensen swapped medical school for business in 2010 after starting his own marketing company, Kangaroo Clips.
The start of the viral video shows a half-conscious Mr Mortensen rolling around in pain asking for medicine.
It is only when Candice offers to find a doctor that he turns to look at her.
For the next three minutes of video, which will go down in family history, pain is the least of Mr Mortensen’s worries as he repeatedly exclaims: ‘We’re married?!’
He oggles at Candice, wanting to know if they have children (‘not yet’), have they kissed (‘just eat your cracker’).
After a few moments of contemplation he is inspired to investigate further: ‘Let me see your face. Woah! Your teeth are perfect!’
Much to his disappointment, she refuses to ‘turn around’.
Catching sight of her left hand he says: ‘Did I get you that ring? God I must have been… really liking you’.
Commenters flooded to praise the ‘husband of the year’ on YouTube after the video was posted on August 30.
One person said: ‘That guy studied!’
Another commented: ‘This man is a friggin genius!’
A yearning viewer said: ‘Why can’t I find a guy like this!’
Applauding Mrs Mortensen for her camerawork, one commenter said: ‘I can’t decide who is the genius of this operation. Jason, for saying this on camera or his wife for making sure it was documented!’
Culled from dailymail.co.uk