When was the last time you had a good cry?
It’s been a while, huh? Well, don’t worry, because I have you covered. Recently, a video a ten-year-old Kalani Watson from South Los Angeles asked his stepfather, Brandon Williamson, if he’d adopt him. He popped the question on his tenth birthday. And the father, I think, figured out what was going on halfway through. You can see the expression on his face, and the moment Kalani says:
“Will you do me the biggest favor in the world? Will you adopt me?”
Williamson, and us too, just burst into tears.
ᴍʏ sᴏɴ ᴀsᴋᴇᴅ ᴍʏ ʜᴜsʙᴀɴᴅ ɪғ ʜᴇ ᴄᴀɴ ᴀᴅᴏᴘᴛ ʜɪᴍ!!! ɪ sᴡᴇᴀʀ ᴛʜɪs ᴡᴀs ᴏɴᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴇsᴛ ᴍᴏᴍᴇɴᴛs sɪɴᴄᴇ ᴡᴇ'ᴠᴇ ʙᴇᴇɴ ᴛᴏɢᴇᴛʜᴇʀ. ᴛʜᴀɴᴋs ғᴏʀ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs ʟᴏᴠɪɴɢ ʜɪᴍ ᴜɴᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟʟʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛɪɴɢ ʜɪᴍ ᴀs ʏᴏᴜʀs ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴇɢɪɴɴɪɴɢ!! ᴜs ᴀɢᴀɪɴsᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ!!! ғᴏʀᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs!! ʟᴇᴛ's ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ɪᴛ ᴏғғɪᴄɪᴀʟ!!!
Posted by Porsche Williamson on Sunday, April 30, 2017
It’s just a sweet and heartfelt exchange.
With all the bad news and suffocating political climate, this is just what I needed to make my heart feel better. This is such a simple and beautiful relationship because the bond a father and his child has transcended blood relations. It’s just so wholesome and warming to witness.
Porsche Williamson, the wife, and the mother, recorded the whole exchange and posted it on her Facebook. It has over 4 million views and a flood of people expressing their feelings towards the happy father-son pair.
She captioned it, in all caps for emphasis:
“ᴍʏ sᴏɴ ᴀsᴋᴇᴅ ᴍʏ ʜᴜsʙᴀɴᴅ ɪғ ʜᴇ ᴄᴀɴ ᴀᴅᴏᴘᴛ ʜɪᴍ!!! ɪ sᴡᴇᴀʀ ᴛʜɪs ᴡᴀs ᴏɴᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴇsᴛ ᴍᴏᴍᴇɴᴛs sɪɴᴄᴇ ᴡᴇ’ᴠᴇ ʙᴇᴇɴ ᴛᴏɢᴇᴛʜᴇʀ. ᴛʜᴀɴᴋs ғᴏʀ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs ʟᴏᴠɪɴɢ ʜɪᴍ ᴜɴᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟʟʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛɪɴɢ ʜɪᴍ ᴀs ʏᴏᴜʀs ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴇɢɪɴɴɪɴɢ!! ᴜs ᴀɢᴀɪɴsᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ!!! ғᴏʀᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs!! ʟᴇᴛ’s ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ɪᴛ ᴏғғɪᴄɪᴀʟ!!!”
They’re just so endearing!
Everyone’s in tears over this, not just you! The comments on the video are filled with nothing but people over the moon by the exchange.
Williamson said he can’t watch the video still.
He says it still gets him all choked up. He’s fathered Watson ever since he was a baby, but it wasn’t until he was four years old that he called him “Daddy.” The emotional father admitted that it was another unforgettable day, just like his tenth birthday.
If you’re still not convinced about what a great father he is, let me show you a post he made over five years ago.
Now that, my friends, is a real man.