Because the song turned out so well, May said he agreed to let his musician friends sell the song on iTunes, for 99 cents a download, as a "thank you."
"They're stoked and excited and happy that things are happening," he said. "We want people to understand that it was more how we can come together as a community and help share everything, you know, our experiences."
May said Alexis, his girlfriend of nearly a year, recently moved to North Carolina for an MBA program at Duke. He said she's so busy with school that she rarely checks what's happening online.
But when Internet-enabled serendipity finally does deliver the video to her computer screen, May hopes she'll enjoy it as much as the thousands of romantics he's impressed online.
"My hope is just that she'll smile. That's the only thing," he said. "That she'll like it and not think that I'm a crazy boyfriend."