Marissa Higgins
August 31, 2016 11:57 am

We’ve all heard the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. Looking at the gift one young man gave his girlfriend before heading off for college, we can safely say that their photos are worth way more than a thousand words, filled with love and earnestness. Twitter user snikda_araz shared a video of herself opening up the gift from her boyfriend and our hearts collectively went “awww” when we watched it.

To this date, the tweet has over 7,300 retweets and over 13,200 likes. Whoa!

As you can see above, Zara’s boyfriend layered photos, notes, and sweet mementos throughout a small box designed to look like a traditional present. Each layer reveals another layer as his girlfriend moves the box in a circle. And inside the little box in the center? More photos, of course! And what looks like rose petals are in there, too. Because when aren’t flowers just the perfect touch?

We all know that moving away from your loved one is difficult, whether you’re starting college, a new job, or moving for other reasons. But nothing says love like giving your partner a sweet and thoughtful surprise, straight from the heart.