The video that's making millions of social media users cry

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 20:00

A video of a Philadelphia dad surprising his son with a gift of a baseball bat on his birthday has gone viral on Facebook and Youtube for all the right reasons.

12-year-old Braheim Fowler's father had told his son that he did not get him a gift on his birthday and his son posed a dejected and upset figure when he and his dad prepared to journey to a Little League baseball game.

"I told him I had nothing for him," Braheim's father, Devon Fowler, said. 


Devon recorded the entire interaction as they got into the car to head to Braheim's baseball game, and the boy was clearly still upset and not speaking to his father.

When his dad told him to get his bag out of the trunk, Braheim was surprised to see a box from Amazon instead. 

Inside, Braheim found a brand new neon green baseball bat. He was overcome with emotion, realizing his dad hadn't forgotten his birthday after all. 

"Don’t cry! You’re about to make me cry!" the dad says to his son. 

Online reports suggest that Fowler had lost his job but managed to scrape up the funds to buy his son the gift.

The original video has been viewed over 25 million times and has been taken up by several international media networks.

Many of those who commented on the video say they have been drawn to tears by what they saw.