'Look at this, the collar is so unique it's like there's the collar and that's awesome,' says Aaron in the video.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on March 31, 2023. It has since been updated.
Thoughtful gifts from kids mean so much to parents. Similarly, in a heart-warming video posted on TikTok by @daddyfiles, his son Sam can be seen gifting a shirt to his dad. He says, "I got a shirt that I made at a sewing class." Aaron asks, "You made that for me? Yes." He explains, "I did the buttons and I did the button holes."
Talking about the design on the shirt, the dad says, "Got like a 70s lapel thing going on. How did you make this?" Sam responds, "Well I got help but I did most of it by myself." Aaron then asks him if he can try it on and his son says yes. "Look at this, the collar is so unique it's like there's the collar and that's awesome," says Aaron in the video.
Pointing at the back pleat in the shirt, Sam says, "I had this little thing in the back, I don't know what it's called. But I made it myself and it was hard because I just so over a bunch of fabric but I got stuck a couple of times."
When his dad asks why he selected this design for him, he says, "I chose this pattern because it just looks cool to me. It stands out to me. And it goes with jeans like you usually wear." The video concludes with Aaron asking if he can wear this shirt to dinner and Sam agrees. "Thank you, buddy, you're so talented," says the father. This adorable video soon went viral with more than 11 million views. It is captioned, "Sam made me a shirt! Wow."
Many appreciated the child for giving such a beautiful gift. @vzympa1 commented, "HE MADE THE BUTTONHOLES. Dad, do you know hard that is? You betta recognize." @jupit3r.ascending wrote, "I hope he keeps sewing, he's very talented." @a.j.dixon expressed, "I would wear that everywhere telling everyone, 'My son made this.'" @christyjoneskenner pointed out, "He is so proud! Wear that weekly for the rest of his childhood." @courtney_le5 commented, "they're actually so good and I'm not just saying that because they're a kid. sewing skills are so good for getting jobs when they're older as well." @yagirlmay_ wrote, 'He's so proud of himself!! I'm so happy that he has someone that supports him." @trickytack expressed, "He did so good! And good on you for supporting his talents that some dads might not appreciate!"
The same video was posted on Reddit by u/PicklesAnonymous. It is captioned, "Son sewed a shirt for his Dad." It has about 161k upvotes. People on the platform just loved the shirt that Sam sewed. u/Walter_Stonkite wrote, "The smile on the kid’s face when it pans back to him." u/RegularBitter3482 commented, "Okay, This is AWESOME!! That shirt is rad, the kid is so proud, and a way to go dad for being so supportive. 100% the shirt you wear to every gathering from now on!!" u/ChrisMoSquad pointed out, "I’ve never sewn a shirt before in my life, let alone at his age. Dude, very impressive! I like the pattern too. It does look good with jeans!" u/Freddysweetcakes expressed, "Take notes, gentlemen. THAT is how you receive a gift from your kids. Did you see how proud the son was when Dad asked if he could wear it out to dinner? Way to go, Dad! and Nice shirt, Son."