Mistletoe video at BYU goes viral on YouTube

By Sarah Sanders Petersen

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 19 2012 1:00 p.m. MST

"I was very surprised with how many actually went along with it," Turley said. "I had a lower percentage (of those who said yes) than Kaitlin, but I expected that."

As it shows in the video, most of the night Snow and Turley had a live audience watching and waiting for the next kiss.

"It was fun because the whole crowd would cheer when they kissed us," Snow said. "People afterwards came up and said, 'Oh we were studying for finals and it was so fun watching you guys do this.' It felt good in a weird way, I guess. It was fun to bring joy during the stress of finals."

Overall, Edgington said he never expected such an overwhelming reaction to his work.

"I thought it would do well," Edgington said. "But the results have been very unexpected and quite humbling. It's hard to find parodies like this where they are heartwarming as well."

Sarah Sanders Petersen is an intern for Deseret News where she writes for Mormon Times and other feature articles. She is a communications major and editing minor from Brigham Young University.

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