Waking up from an operation, Jason Mortenson was confused by the young woman standing by his bed.

Under the influence of morphine, the addled man didn’t realise that the woman filming him was his wife of six years, Candice. That didn’t stop him from thinking she was the most amazing looking woman he’d ever seen – and his stunned reaction to learning the couple are actually married is priceless.

Mortenson posted the video on YouTube under the heading 'Seeing her for the first time again'. Since being uploaded on August 31, it has been viewed more than 3 million times.

Explaining the situation, Mortenson wrote, “I had a hernia repair to fix residual tears from a previous surgery … This was my fifth surgery within our six years of marriage and she's been by my side through all of it. In a previous surgery.

“I suffered a severe complication and we didn't know if I'd ever function the same again.

“She is the love of my life.”

In answer to the inevitable comments which claim it was fake, Mortenson wroter, “I wish I could remember this but I was definitely out of it.”

 

Watch the video above or on YouTube