When it comes to Valentine’s Day, most husbands choose to go the traditional route — chocolates, flowers, maybe some jewelry, a sappy greeting card. But not Tyler Arnet. The stay-at-home dad decided to do something extra special for his wife this year after she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Armed with a pair of boxer briefs, some flour and a Christopher Walken pillow, Arnet managed to come up with the perfect way to cheer up the missus: a “dudeoir” photoshoot.
“I needed to do something to help her out, to make her feel good,” Arnet explained. “She’s been very stressed out and I knew she’d find [the pictures] hilarious,” A He surprised his wife, Stephanie, with a photo spread on Feb. 9 — right before she went into surgery. “He showed them to me about an hour before I went in,” Stephanie recalled. “He was like, ‘I got something to show you.’ When I saw [the pics}, I died laughing. It definitely wasn’t anything I was expecting.” He can be seen posing in front of a fireplace, on a kitchen counter-top and with the Walken pillow — which is positioned oh-so-perfectly.
Describing his modeling skills, Arnet said: “I didn’t want to be funny, I wanted to be fierce.” “I was definitely in the zone. There was nothing stopping me. At one point I straight up said, ‘Watch out, Tyra Banks — I’m coming.’” Once Stephanie got the pics, she asked Arnet if she could post some to Facebook. Thankfully she did because now we get to see! “To be a mother of three and an Army vet — deployed to Afghanistan — who did all this stuff, and then to find out you have cancer, was tough,” Arnet said. Stephanie got her cancer diagnosis back in November after paying a visit to an optometrist.