CULVER CITY (CBSLA.com) — How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Sure, it’s been said before — many times — but rarely has one man’s expression of love for his wife captured so many people at one time.
A heartfelt list, written on a bedroom mirror by a Culver City man looking to cheer his wife as she copes with depression — has captured the public’s imagination.
The romantic gesture is doing more than that — it’s going viral.
CBS2’s Rebecca Ferriter says the note is already garnering attention worldwide.
“Number one: she is my best friend. Number two: she never quits on herself or me,” says Molly Murphy, subject of the list.
She got emotional reading the list aloud to Ferriter. Her husband, Tim, put down in words, how wonderful life is, because she’s in it.
“She accepts the crazy person I am,” she continued. (That was #6, if you’re keeping score at home.)
Murphy, an engineer by trade, scribbled the note on their bedroom mirror while she was away ona trip.
He stopped at 17 but says he could have gone on.
“These were more for me actually,” Tim says. “100, I was going to do 100.”
Molly returned home early and put a crimp in those plans. She was still brought to tears by the touching and loving gesture.
She posted a photo of the list on line and thanked her husband for dealing with her depression. “He gets the whole ‘for better for worse’ thing,” she wrote.
The photo has had 1 million views.
“And they’re latching on and loving it and it’s so profound,” says Molly.
The Murphys have been together for four years and married for two months.They recently moved to LA from San Francisco.
Now, thousands of people they’ve never met feel like close friends. Strangers are cheering them both on.
” You guys are so lucky, you’re going to persevere. You’re lobsters,” Molly quoted one note of support.
“She means everything to me, she’s helped me grow spiritually, emotionally,” says Tim.
The note might have been written in dry erase marker — the kind that can be rubbed off. But they say the list is going nowhere. In fact Tim says he plans on adding to it.
He might get to 100 after all.