'Yeah because we’re a party of one,' the mom tells her fellow parents. 'So help this single momma out and holler for my baby.'
A single mother was showered with love and support from fellow parents when her daughter went up on stage during a school event. According to Scary Mommy, the mom named Brandy, asked strangers in the audience to cheer for her kid when she receives her award on stage. Fellow parent, Tiffany, captured the hilarious and heartwarming video of her husband, MJ, preparing to cheer for the youngster named Aria and giving it his all when it was showtime.
The video begins with the overlay text, "This single mom asked my husband to cheer for her daughter when they called her name." Brandy then turns to Tiffany and says, "Oh you’re laughing, but I’m holding you all to it too, since you just sat back here." Meanwhile, MJ can be seen making faces as if he is preparing to shout out. “You recruited him to holler for your baby?” Tiffany asks. “Yeah, because we’re a party of one,” Brandy replies, “So help this single momma out and holler for my baby.”
The TikTok user asks her which is her daughter and Brandy points out the young girl near the stage, saying: "Aria Thomas, curly hair, green sweatshirt." Meanwhile, MJ continues to silently practice yelling sounds with his mouth open. "He’s going to show out?” Brandy asks, after noticing his preparation. “I told him you made the mistake of sitting by me, so.”
When the announcer finally calls out, "Aria Thomas," everyone near Brandy begins to shout, scream and cheer for the youngster, and MJ whistles for her. “I didn’t even know you could do that,” Tiffany tells MJ. “You didn’t do that for Jade! I didn’t know you could whistle like that.” Jade is their daughter, who was also part of the ceremony.
The video has garnered about 11.1 million views and 2 million likes. It is captioned, "My hubby is hilarious. She didn't know who she sat by." Many appreciated MJ for his efforts to cheer for Aria. @cass20183 commented, "As a single mom, I absolutely love this!! I’m so glad he was all for it." @jesthejemini wrote, "Ok, but this is actually so wholesome." @suga_dixon shared, "Maaann, I laughed as soon as I saw him behind her head. He is so funny and now he’s in trouble." @touchdown033 said, "Man was so excited to show out he forgot who he was actually there for, hahaha. I love it." @Google wrote, "He's been practicing all his life for that!"
Brandy herself commented on the now-viral video, writing: "Listen, I am so appreciative! I just wanted to make sure my baby felt celebrated and y’all definitely did that! It was the energy for me!" She added in another comment: "The energy was giving from the moment they sat down! I just know he keeps his wife [and] family laughing because he was truly a character."
Little Girl Does a Happy Dance When She Spots Her Parents in the Audience pic.twitter.com/67SHQ8tbOx— Wholesome Videos (@FeedHealer) April 20, 2023
Parents showing up for a child's special day means a lot to their kids. In a similar incident, a little girl felt the same joy when she spotted her parents at a school performance. By doing a happy dance for her parents, the little girl showed her gratitude and love for them, and her parents reciprocated that by being overjoyed at her reaction. Reddit user u/ImWhatTheySayDeaf said, "It can be that simple sometimes as a parent. Just be there and listen when they need you." u/you_are_enough- commented, "Perfect example of how showing up matters."