This past weekend we had a Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook signing scheduled at Williams-Sonoma Mazza Gallerie in Washington, DC.
Just another chance to get together with our friends in the nation’s capital and gossip about Sharon Springs, right?
Nope. Something special was in store. Literally.
Now we’ve had a lot of out-of-the-ordinary happenings at our happenings. The occasional block-long model walk. A meeting that led to a meeting that led to an audition to appear on The Amazing Race. Hecklers. Fainting. And thousands of awkward “Oops…the camera was on video” videos.
But nothing tops this past weekend’s book signing.
The evening before we got an email from a guy named Jay explaining that when he was at a low point in his life, he started watching The Fabulous Beekman Boys. The show prompted him to make some changes, and shortly afterwards he met a guy named Kevin. They fell in love, watched a lot of Beekman Boys together, and fell in love some more.
In his email, he had a special request for us. Since we’d played such a big part in Jay and Kevin’s relationship, Jay asked if we’d do him a favor at the signing. His plan was that he would lead Kevin up to the table, hand Josh the camera to take a picture of them together at the signing, and then…well….why don’t you just watch for yourself:
Okay…so we didn’t capture the sound well. But it was a beautiful proposal. You don’t have to take our word for it though…
There wasn’t a dry eye in the line:
And why do we love Williams-Sonoma so much? Because before the proposal was even over, the store manager had a complimentary engagement present ready to hand to them…already gift-wrapped! Now that’s customer service!
Brent, myself, Farmer John, the goats, PolkaSpot, Bubby, Jolene, Faintly & Every Living Thing at Beekman 1802 Farm wish Kevin and Jay many many happy years together. Won’t you do the same in the comment section below?