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Montana rancher creates Valentine's Day surprise

Posted at 7:36 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 16:26:33-05

GEYSER — Every year, rancher Russell Myskewitz creates his own moo-ving Valentine's Day gesture for his wife of 28 years.

“I never get off the ranch to go buy my wife a sweetheart card,” he said. “So I decided to make her a card out on the ranch.”

“And then all the sudden you could see it. You could see the heart,” said wife Lorie Myskewitz. “And then he got out of the tractor and he blew me a kiss.”

The "steaks" are high after five years of handmade Valentines.

“It’s still just as perfect and precious and heartfelt as the first time,” said Lorie.

“I just hope I can do this heart right,” he said.

But the couple agrees this is the best way to celebrate the holiday - and that’s no bull.

“It doesn’t take money. You don’t have to go to a fancy restaurant you don t have to buy jewelry,” he said. “Something as simple as this means a whole lot more.”

“It’s such a sweet gesture,” said Lorie. “It just shows me how great the man’s heart is.”

It may be deja moo, but the couple cherishes recreating the romantic gesture born from an ordinary morning of chores.

“She couldn’t believe it,” said Russell. “She couldn’t believe it!”

“When he got out and blew that kiss it was - it was just wonderful,” said Lorie. “It was beautiful.”

The heart is also a way to show love for all those they cherish and miss each year.

"My father passed around five years ago. (it's) a way to honor him too, ya know, give him a big heart he can see from the sky," said Russell.

“It’s not just for us, it’s for everybody,” said Lorie. “Happy Valentine's Day!”