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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

For some, chocolate and flowers are a Valentine's Day mainstay -- a tradition not to be messed with. But some others wanted to be a bit more creative this year.

And thanks to the Music Men Barbershop Quartet in Dubuque, they got their wish.

Dozens of women, men and children were delighted with singing Valentines Friday.

The men serenaded their audiences with traditional love songs and presented roses to the lucky recipients.

"I actually gave him the challenge," said Amber Smith, one of those lucky recipients. "He's like, 'What do I get you for Valentine's Day?' I'm like, 'Do something unique. Something not thought of. Think outside the box.'"

A group of men showing up to her workplace and serenading her seemed to do the trick.

"I didn't think he'd actually come up with something unique, and he did. I'm actually really proud of him," she said.

"Hopefully she'll hold me in a little higher esteem tonight, maybe earn me some points for a little while," Amber's husband, Jamie Smith, said.

The stop at Allied Pawn to surprise Amber was just one of close to 20 stops the group made today.

They've been doing this for more than 20 years now, and love performing anywhere -- from hospitals to schools and everywhere in between.

"It's a pleasure to give that love from somebody else and see them receive it," said Eric Winsor, one of the group's members.

They received big applause everywhere they went Friday.

"Oh, they sound amazing. I mean, who doesn't want five guys just singing to them, serenading them with music about love and being together?Yeah, it's awesome," Smith said.

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