Pat surprises Patty with billboard-sized Valentine's Day card

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Patrick Sullivan says his wife, Patricia, asks for modest gifts on Valentine's Day.

"She tells us just write me a note or a card," Patrick Sullivan said.

This year, he had something different in mind.

Patrick said, "When I was driving north on Emerson Avenue, I saw these billboards and I thought 'Hmmm, that would make a really nice big Valentine's card,' you know?"

Patricia said, "I think he really went overboard. I have the biggest card, I guess, I could say."

Pat surprised Patty with the billboard this week. It reads, "Pat and Patty forever, 27 years and counting, you complete me. Love, Pat."

Patricia said, "And I just started gasping and crying."

Patrick said, "She just started crying and she just totally lost it and it was really exciting that's what I wanted to surprise her and let her know how special she is and let her know that these 27 years have been great for me."