VIGILANTE SPRING, Mich.
— If you thought you’d never see the first sign of love on Valentine Sunday, here it is.
VIGILANCE SPRING — A rare Valentine’s day event has attracted a rare breed of vignettes.
The Michigan State University Valentine’s parade was held on Sunday and it was one of the most dramatic events in the history of the university.
It featured a giant balloon and a giant bouquet of flowers.
In one of those vignette scenes, a small group of people sat on a porch as a large balloon made a high-pitched call.
People watched as the balloon soared to the skies and was surrounded by flowers and balloons.
When the balloon finally crashed, it broke the glass.
That is when a small vignetted man stepped into the picture.
“The balloons were a lot bigger than expected, and I thought, ‘Well, they’re going to break,’ said Michael Rupp, a senior majoring in marketing and business management who was at the parade.
So I took a piece of paper and I put it down and said, ‘I’ve got to write this down.'”
Rupp is a senior at Michigan State.
He said he decided to post a video of his reaction to the vignettas on Facebook because he wanted to see if he could capture the moment.
“There were some people who didn’t like it, but I think there were people who loved it, too,” Rupp said.
The balloon video went viral and people took to the streets to show their support for Rupp.
They posted pictures of the balloons on their Facebook wall, saying the balloons were the best thing that ever happened to them.
“It’s been like a whirlwind and it’s been really amazing,” said Mark Hennings, a student from New Hampshire.
“It’s not every day you get a chance to see something like that.”
On social media, many people said they thought the balloons had broken.
A Facebook page called The Balloon Guy posted videos showing people sitting on the ground as balloons fell.
Then, the balloon went up.