A heartwarming video posted on TikTok by the boy's adoptive mother documented the little one's reaction to his bowling alley-inspired birthday cake.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on May 5, 2023. It has since been updated.
The love that an adopted child deserves is no different from that of a biological child. However, many consider it near impossible for kids to experience genuine love and care in their adoptive homes. In an effort to change that, a family did the most touching thing for their adopted little boy on his 3rd birthday, showing love, care and acceptance all at once. On April 17, 2023, a heartwarming video captioned, "He was in awe. He is so loved" was posted by Abby—who goes by @fostermomflorist—on TikTok. The video showcases a little boy's birthday celebration and the special moment he received a bowling alley-inspired cake from his dad.
It's clear that the custom cake means a lot to him and he shyly shuffles in his chair while looking around the room with the sweetest smile. Overwhelmed with love and joy, he feels more cherished than ever as he sees all the people gathered to celebrate his special day. The touching video truly captures the essence of the love and care that his family has provided to this young boy.
The heartwarming video has the power to touch even the coldest hearts and fill them with unbridled happiness and joy. There's nothing more fulfilling for a parent than seeing their child happy, and at that moment, all other emotions and worries fade away in the face of the overwhelming love you experience. Adoption is a love story in itself, and like any other relationship, we learn the things that make one another feel loved and appreciated. It's important to understand that your adopted child, regardless of their age, has had a life without you in it and the best way to show them love and acceptance is by helping them recognize the many people who care for and cherish them.
Abby's video received over 4 million views on Tiktok and people were gushing over how Disney-like the whole moment was. "He looks like a Disney character. I hope all his dreams forever come true," commented @thezeebabe. "Dear sweet gentle boy. It’s okay to be gentle and it’s okay to be kind. It’s okay to be quiet and it’s okay to be shy. The world needs you," wrote @problemantical. "This was like an adorable Disney movie scene," noted @alexiswinchester_. "I’m sobbing. This is the purest thing to witness," added @galeyalix. "Omg wow! This is like looking into the brain of someone’s core memory. I feel like I am in an emotional Disney movie," shared @ravennavera.
The mom posted an update of this adorable video in which the child can be seen opening all the gifts his new family got him for the birthday. The child's reaction is absolutely adorable as he goes on to open the gifts one by one. He finally realized what it is like to have a loving family and supportive environment to grow up in.