Boys, girls, men, women: we all need a good cry sometimes. And this emotional video of Kalani Watson from South L.A. asking his stepdad, Brandon Williamson, to adopt him for his 10th birthday, should do the trick.
Kalani's mom, Porsche Williamson, shared a video on Facebook of the heart-wrenching moment her son read a letter to his stepdad, thanking him for everything he's done, and eventually asking him to "make it official."
"Will you do me the biggest favor in the world? Will you adopt me?" he asks his stepdad in the video, which has since gone hugely viral.
Williamson's response to his stepson's request will make you cry. Trust.
Porsche gushed about the moment on Facebook, writing (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!!!
In the emotional video, Kalani gives his stepdad a wrapped box containing official adoption papers. Of course, his dad accepted his request. The video has racked up over 3 million views since it was posted last week. And literally everyone is crying (you're not the only one!!!):
Williamson said days later he's still emotional about this. "I can't watch the video," he told KTLA. "It still chokes me up."
"It felt good to let everything out and tell my dad how I feel about him," said Kalani, who hasn’t seen his biological dad in years. He has considered Williamson his father ever since he was a baby, KTLA reports. And at age 4, he first got up the courage to call him "daddy."
"That was another day I won’t forget," said Williamson.
Expect flood warnings on your phone from all these happy tears.