All Heart: This Valentine's Day Flash Mob for a Boston Bombing Survivor Will Bring a Tear to Your Eye

Jessica Downes and her husband Patrick were injured during the Boston Marathon bombings.

Credit: CBS Boston
Credit: CBS Boston

By Matt Perkins

A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings last April gave her husband the surprise of a flash mob for Valentine's Day, according to CBS Boston.

Patrick Downes thought he was participating in a video with a service dog belonging to his wife, Jessica, at Copley Place on Thursday, but upon entering found that she had something entirely different planned, according to the report. Both are survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings. 

The event began when Downes heard someone singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," when a group of dancers gathered around the singer, forming a flash mob. 

The flash mob, organized by the group NEADS, comprised survivors, nurses and social workers who treated the couple, as well as family members, friends and supporters, according to the report. 

A spectator at Copley Place also caught a glimpse of the flash mob on video.

Terri Weekley February 14, 2014 at 03:42 PM
Happy Valentine's Day America. I love our possibilities
macgeek February 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM
had to stop the video when the music went ghetto. I cant listen to that crap.
Andy Beresford February 17, 2014 at 07:11 AM
This is how white folks do a "flash mob". So nice to hear that phrase and not see the usual mayhem!


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