Looks Like Mike Pence Might Have Purchased His Wife a Valentine's Day Gift From CVS

Was he buying cheap flowers? Or maybe a Hallmark card?

United States Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: United States Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen watch short track speed skating at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Mr Pence is on the final day of a three day visit to South Korea where he watched last night's opening ceremony in close proximity to North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam and Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

United States Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen

Let's face it: Valentine's Day is a social construct that was made for us lowly citizens to shell out unnecessary cash every year. Some couples spend hundreds of dollars on fancy rose heart displays, expensive five-course dinners, surprise getaway trips, etc. But not Mike Pence.

Pence is clearly not here for all these extravagant plans (as wellas other things) and decided to hit up a cheaper alternative—a.k.a. the drugstore—for his "I love you" gift. Pence was reportedly spotted at a CVS in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday evening making a very last-minute purchase that was most likely for his wife Karen, who Mashablepoints out he calls "Mother."

CBS News' White House reporter Jacqueline Alemany tweeted that she saw Pence leave the CVS on 19th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, which is just a few blocks away from the White House and the Vice President's Ceremonial Office.

Just spotted @VP exiting the CVS on 19th & Penn. Spectators say he purchased a Valentine’s Day gift for his wife. (don’t worry, I won’t spoil what the contents of the gift are @SecondLady)

— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) February 14, 2018

While Alemany didn't disclose what the gift was, another person tweeted they saw Pence pick up some flowers. "I just saw mike pence in person today leaving a CVS," @wadesheartmate observed. "He was buying flowers at 6pm and I know it’s a privilege to say this but I’ve never been that close to someone who is so vehemently against who I am as a person and I’m honestly very uncomfortable right now."

Getting your SO a last-minute gift or card from CVS because you are so swamped is literally the most Washington thing ever. I know people far less high-level than Pence who have done this. #theglamorouslife https://t.co/2oydqBOaUu

— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) February 14, 2018

Trying to woo your loved one with a hastily thought out last minute Valentine's Day purchase (despite Pence raking over $230,000 a year) doesn't seem like the best move, but it's the thought that counts right? Or maybe Jesus told him to not go overboard with the gifts. 

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