My boyfriend called me up last weekend and told me he had a surprise date for me, and asked me to be ready by 7pm that evening.
Usually I have to get permission to go out, but he had stopped by my father's work earlier that evening and had already gotten permission for me, winning my approval and impressing my dad.
He picked me up that evening, showing up at the door with a beautiful easter lily -- my favorite flower. We put it in an old wine bottle, and then started driving. When I asked where we were going, he said it was a surprise.
After about 30 minutes, we arrived at a coffee shop in the next town over. I had never been there before, and assumed he just wanted to show me a nice place. However, when we walked in, live music was playing.
Listening closer, I discovered that my absolute favorite local band was playing a show that night! Even though he had claimed to hate this band when I mentioned them on the phone a few weeks before, he had still listened to me, looked them up online, and found their nearest gig!
It was a small show, and not very expensive, but it was so nice to know that he had paid attention to what I liked!