The waiter was serving the couple at a restaurant when the elderly man realized something and hugged him.
Surprises have a way of making our hearts melt like an ice cream scoop on a hot brownie. They can be the reason we laugh on a random afternoon, looking back at those moments. Similarly, a recent video posted by Natalia Merino Stapleton–who goes on Instagram by @cinnamonstyle–captured a heartening moment between her brother and their parents. The video shows her brother disguised as a waiter and her parents seated with their widest smiles in their most elegant outfits at a classy restaurant, assuming that they’re celebrating their 50th anniversary without their son.
They begin the celebrations with the clinking of their champagne glasses and browsing through the food menu to decide what to order. The masked waiter places their first course on the table and the lady can be seen turning to talk to him. He answers back and explains to the whole table what seems like a description of the next course. Amidst the conversation between the waiter and the couple, the man suddenly gets up, approaches the waiter and lifts his mask.
By then, the father has discovered that the waiter is actually his son and embraces him in a tight hug. The mother breaks into a wide smile, turns back and says, “Oh, they know each other!” She still hadn’t figured out that it was her son, so she turned to her friends and asked, “Who is it?” She continued clapping and then got up from her chair to look at the man closely, but she still failed to recognize him from the side. She turned to her friend a second time and asked, “Who is it?” Finally, when the father lets go of the son, the mother can see him clearly. She stretched out her arms wide to embrace her son in a hug. The parents then hugged their son, who was dressed from top to bottom in his waiter disguise and the moment was a magical union of the family.
The video concludes with the couple bursting with double the joy, holding hands and swaying to some live saxophone music. Stapleton captioned her video which roughly translates to, “My brother hadn’t seen my parents in 5 years and he came to surprise them on their 50th anniversary. He dressed up as a waiter from @lacuadradesalvador and I tagged them not for publicity but because since I told them the idea, they put on the shirt with the surprise, giving ideas, lending us the apron and being the best accomplices! It was an unforgettable day today and I wanted to share this happiness with you!”
Stapleton’s heartwarming video has gained over 11M views with 747K likes. People in the comment section reached out to grab some tissues and were flooded with melting hearts. Instagram user @noelia_2501 commented, “The dad noticed when the son opened his big eyes! How beautiful to recognize your child by gestures.” @nicolelinaresv said, “50 years. If love exists, people, it’s this generation that thinks that building a family is easy and when you truly love, there are no impossible. What a beautiful carachooo. May love live forever.”
Son hadn't been able to see his parents in 5 yrs. For their 50th anniversary, he flew home, dressed up as a waiter, & surprised them at their anniversary dinner.— GoodNewsCorrespondent (@GoodNewsCorres1) November 5, 2023
It took mom a second to realize it was him. She says: "oh, they know each other? Who is it?pic.twitter.com/KZbhjPFp2B
Also, the video was shared by GoodNewsCorrespondent (@GoodNewsCorres1) on X (previously Twitter), where it has gained 55K views so far. This heartwarming video is indeed giving some #surprisegoals to the internet!
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