The two hug adorably as the man says, 'I'll love you forever, I promise. And I'll take care of you and everything.'
Editor's note: This article was originally published on November 16, 2022. It has since been updated.
Children can have a lot of difficulties adapting to step-parents, especially when they're quite young. This particular man understands that assignment. He made an adorable attempt to include his partner's child well into the beginning of the marriage: in the proposal. In a video on TikTok posted by @taylornally1, a man plans out a proposal for not just his partner, but also her young 9-year-old daughter. The child is seen entering the room in the video and then the mom shows her ring to her child when she says, "It's pretty!" She then asks, "What happened?" and proceeds to run toward her mom's fiance. The fiance then proposed to the young girl in the most adorable way.
He then bends on one knee and asks her, "So I got a really important question. Can you be my daughter? Can I be your daddy?" he asks, as the girl gets emotional and says yes! The two hug adorably as the man says, "I'll love you forever, I promise. And I'll take care of you and everything."
The video was also posted on Reddit's subreddit r/MadeMeSmile by the child's aunt, who captioned the video, "My sister’s fiancé also proposed to her daughter, my niece, yesterday," with over 8000 upvotes already. The video is doing the rounds on social media with almost 739,000 views and over 145,000 likes. Many commenters think the gesture is beautiful since it's very difficult for children to make this kind of adjustment. The fiance has been awarded a lot of praise by social media users.
u/Werchitas commented, saying, "Could bring tears to the eyes of a statue. Something about little children that's just pure." u/Letsbeheroines commented, "'I'll love you forever I promise.' aw, too warm for my cold heart!" u/-xButtercupx- commented, "This is so sweet. Makes my heart happy." u/Alfiy_wolf added, "Brah the girl got a ring and all the kid got was a wii remote! Joke aside, if more men were like him the world would be a better place."
Many users shared their own experiences, with u/Caryatid sharing, "My stepdad wrote my brothers and me into his vows when he married my mom. He understood the stepdad assignment well. They divorced after 15 years and he’s still a major person in all three of our lives." u/03-K64_Firefly-class said, "My mother's fiancé (at the time) did the same thing for me. Even though things didn't work out with them, I still have the ring. It's become less about the union of us as a family and more a friendly reminder of knowing my self-worth. Thanks, Scott!"
TikTok user @paintings.by.m.e shared, "From someone who grew up without a father, this melted my entire heart." Another user, @jennifermartin7771 said, "oh man. she'll remember this forever. every word. I am dying. God bless you mama. I know the road to him was hard. congratulations!" User @luuvelyred commented, "Such a sweet and unforgettable moment!! My husband did this when he proposed to me. They even had their own set of vows during the wedding ceremony."