Ilene Karlsberg-Gerstein of Clermont, Florida, was driving down the road last Wednesday when she came across two sandhill cranes dancing with each other. After she pulled out her phone to shoot video of the scene, Karlsberg-Gerstein found that the cranes were dancing beautifully to the song playing in her car, “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran.
Here are the lyrics that just happened to be playing while Karlsberg-Gerstein was shooting:
When I saw you in that dress, looking so beautiful
I don’t deserve this, darling, you look perfect tonight
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark, with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song
I have faith in what I see
Now I know I have met an angel in person
And she looks perfect
I don’t deserve this
You look perfect tonight
“I was on my way home from lunch,” Karlsberg-Gerstein tells PetaPixel. “Ed Sheeran was playing in my CD player. I saw the cranes, so I pulled over, grabbed the phone and rolled down the window. I see these cranes all the time, but in the 6 years I’ve lived here, I’ve never seen this behavior.”
Her husband, Bill Gerstein, shared the video on Facebook, where it has been viewed over 9 million times in the past few days. Karlsberg-Gerstein says she’s now trying to get in touch with Sheeran to involve him in the video’s viral success.