"Kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I think I sort of cheated on my wife today," Jason Hewlett wrote on Facebook

By Tiare Dunlap
Updated December 04, 2015 04:30 PM
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“Kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I think I sort of cheated on my wife today,” begins a Utah man’s Facebook post that has been shared over 200,000 times.

But don’t worry – the Internet fully approves.

Jason Helwett of Salt Lake City, Utah, took to Facebook Tuesday to describe how he was “knocked out” by the beauty of a woman in front of him in the checkout line at Target.

He writes that he had stopped by the store to get “a few manly things,” including eyebrow tweezers, beef jerky and a loofah, when he “saw some woman in line that knocked me out.”

“I thought, ‘Wow, some lucky guy is with her,’ ” he writes, adding that a second later, he realized the stranger he was ogling was his own wife.

“I was taken aback by how amazingly beautiful she is once again,” he wrote. “I believe I see it often, but today, not knowing she was at the store, I saw her with new eyes and just couldn t believe I get to be her fella.”

He goes on to detail his myriad of reactions to the fact that his wife failed to notice him in return. From the good: “That she didn t see the creepy dude with the overgrown mink on his face peering over her shoulder;” to the bad: “Like what if it hadn t been me? I need to get her another can of mace just in case;” to the hopelessly romantic: “I realized how close I came to not ever winning her love in the first place ”

He concluded his post by admitting that he never flagged his wife down, he “just watched her walk away, admiringly, knowing she s my wife and I love everything about this woman.”

His wife, Tami Spenst Hewlett, was so moved by the gesture she took to Facebook to make a public declaration of her own – along with a few clarifications.

“He probably did not recognize me that day because I actually got ready, he usually sees me in a braid and in my “good sweats” and he loves me that way too,” she wrote, adding that while some detractors have criticized his “wandering eye, I trust him 100 percent. I’m grateful that he sees the beauty in all people.”

“And believe that this kind of love really does exist, because I’m here to tell you it does!” she concluded. “I love you Jason Hewlett, my Dweebie husband.”