It will soon be happy-ever-after for one artist in Portland, Oregon and his boyfriend — which the artist made out of wine boxes.
Oregon artist and writer Michael James Schneider thought back in February that since he is not in a relationship, he might as well build one. Thanks to several boxes of wine, he now has a partner named Franz, upon whom he can pour his love to.
“I do not have a boyfriend so [I] made one out of boxes of wine,” Schneider simply wrote on Twitter back in Feb. 28. His tweet has since gone viral, with almost 22,300 retweets and 103,061 likes, as of this writing.
i do not have a boyfriend so i made one out of boxes of wine pic.twitter.com/1r6QKtUbvz
— Michael James Schneider (@BLCKSMTHdesign) February 26, 2018
Based on the artist’s Instagram posts, the two seem to get closer and closer each day, sharing quality time together, from just lounging in the living room to shopping for clothes.
They even watch movies together for the best romantic weekends.
The “#boxwineboyfriend” is also supportive of the artist’s goal to get back in shape, accompanying him to the gym and to the sauna.
After almost six months of dating, it appeared that the two are ready to take it to the next level. Just about a week ago, Schneider revealed that he and Franz are now engaged.
“My #boxwineboyfriend took me to the garden and surprised me…guys [I] said YES!!!” the artist wrote on his post about his engagement last week.
“He sprung the question on me,” Schneider spilled in a local late night talk show “Tonight with Cassidy” which aired Monday, Aug. 20. “We went to Crystal Springs the other day and had invited a bunch of my friends without me even knowing.”
Aside from his friends, Schneider said Franz has introduced him to the future in-laws. He then wondered why his photographer friend Cole Keister was there when it turned out it was part of his boyfriend’s surprise. “I thought he was just documenting a regular day,” Schneider said. “I don’t know, we’ve got a [rosy] future ahead of us.”
Schneider also joked about how he met Franz — in a made-up dating app called “winr”. “It was love at first sip,” said the artist. Katrina Hallare/JB