Some Northwest Philadelphians got chocolate, roses and cable for Valentine’s Day

While most people don’t want to spend their Valentine’s Day waiting at home for a cable-installation crew to arrive, some Verizon FiOS customers received an unexpected treat on Thursday.

Labeling it a “sweet Valentine’s Day surprise,” technicians were accompanied by “FiOS Cupids” delivering chocolates, roses and a free Video-On-Demand movie.

“Cupids” Jennifer Wallington, Jeremy Keys and Michelle Joffe started their day in Northwest Philadelphia with three stops in Cedarbrook/Stenton/E. Germantown, two in each Mt. Airy and Roxborough and one in each Ogontz and Olney.

Louise Rivers of Cedarbrook said she appreciated the gesture.

“It’s a pleasant surprise,” she said. “I don’t have a husband to bring me flowers anymore.”

Shortly thereafter, the trio arrived at Devon Keck’s front door in Roxborough.

“I’ve been waiting [for FiOS service] patiently and I’m excited about it,” he said upon receiving his romantic bounty.

For his part, Joe Vita of Roxborough saw opportunity, as he planned to take his wife out to dinner to celebrate the day.

“Hide the roses and chocolate before the wife gets home,” he noted in words that, when published, might help Mrs. Vita realize he didn’t exactly run out to get extra gifts. (So, be careful, Joe.)

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