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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hopeful Lover Says It With Flowers

Moscow doctor, tired of waiting for a response from his girlfriend to a proposal of marriage, is saying it with flowers: literally. Alexei Danilov arranged 12 boxes of flower-pots to spell out a message of love to his British girlfriend, Catherine Meade, outside her Tverskaya Ulitsa office Tuesday. Danilov, 26, said he would be doing the same thing every week, using different flowers, to help try to persuade her to marry him. He said he had painted the same message on the sidewalk by her office Monday night, but she had failed to notice it, so he had decided the flowers would have more impact. The object of his amour, who works for a British company, was moved to tears by the gesture, but she kept her counsel on her marriage plans. Danilov's efforts were largely ignored by pedestrians, with only one elderly passerby stopping to ask if the flowers were for sale, and if so, how much were they?