I just patched the knee of Adam's jeans and it reminded me of the first pair of jeans I patched for him. Here comes the story....
We had crushes on each other and went on dates in the Fall of our last year in college at BYU (2007). Adam's bike seat wore a hole in the seat of his favorite jeans and he asked me to patch them - since I sew. I took them home and thought of a way to both fix the pants and leave my mark.
Recently, Adam said he loved seeing the friendly, yellow "Hello" staring up at him at he dressed. This was back when we were dating off and on and I like to think it helped tipped the scales in my favor :)
Two years later we are married and those jeans are still Adam's favorite pair. Except they are now shorts and have been mended in about ten additional places.