There aren’t many places Justin Baldoni and Emily Foxler can go nowadays without getting recognized. Case in point: on Saturday night at an ugly sweater party, in walked the two newlyweds. One of the girls at the party immediately recognized them from their engagement video and started crying as if she was a One Direction fan and they were One Direction. Their proposal video has gone viral and has had almost 8 million views on YouTube. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out below:
Since they decided to release the video, Justin and Emily have been interviewed by Katie Couric and other major news outlets. Blogs galor have written about it, and it’s sparked conversation and debate in comment sections. Under one of the articles I was reading, a woman said, “More selfish than romantic if you ask me!” However, if you spend a few minutes around Justin, “selfish” just doesn’t fit this guy. He’s a leader, and has a vision to make a social impact. You might know him from his proposal video, but you should know him for “My Last Days” on the YouTube SoulPancake channel, a project he’s directing which documents the lives of people living with terminal illnesses. One of the videos centers on the life of Christopher Aiff. Watch Chris’s story below:
In 2011, Christopher was given two years to live. Together with Justin Baldoni, a fundraiser has been launched to help offset the costs of the medical bills. Take a moment and pray for Christopher, and if you would like to help him and his family, please click on their indiegogo campaign.
It was a great time hanging out with that viral proposal guy, but I hope Justin inspires you to go out and make a difference too. My goal with this site is to create a community intent on getting involved and helping others. Watch Justin and I’s 3 minute interview below: