Unfortunately, her elaborate plan hit some major turbulence in the form of a delayed flight.
You know what they say about best made plans…
Alabama attorney Lindsey Eastwood experienced a serious face-palm moment when she set out to surprise her husband Jon with a flash mob at the Atlanta airport Friday.
AL.com reports that the flash mob was meant to celebrate his arrival after finally getting approval for his immigration visa. Unfortunately, her adorable plan hit some major turbulence: Jon’s flight was canceled, and he was stranded overnight in New York City.
Jon, who’s from Wales, married Lindsey in July 2017, but it took almost 12 months before he could legally move to the U.S. As of last week, he hadn’t seen his new wife since May.
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To mark the momentous occasion, according to AL.com, Lindsey organized a group of local singers and dancers to perform a mashup of "Coming to America," "I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)," "At Last," "I Knew You Were Waiting" and "Welcome Home” in the airport terminal.
The show must go on, as they say, so the performers went ahead with their routine without Jon. Unfortunately, he had to watch it via Facetime.
“When you plan a surprise FLASH MOB for your husband, and his flight is cancelled... No flights are leaving NYC. Jon is stuck in JFK where he will be sleeping tonight, but hope to be with him tomorrow,” Lindsey wrote alongside the video of the performance on Facebook. “PLEASE LIKE the video to make me feel better.”
Lindsey, who practices law in Birmingham, told AL.com Jon's application was completed properly just after their wedding, but it still took a year before he could just join her in America.
"This is simply how long legal immigration in the U.S. takes for married couples," she explained. "I am not trying to make this political but suffice it to say that it has been awful being apart from my husband for this long."
We are thrilled to report that Jon arrived at the couple’s new home in Birmingham on Saturday. It’s unclear whether or not he was greeted by a flash mob.