In the video, the woman walks toward her store and on the way many of her friends wave at her, clapping for her and motivating her.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on October 24, 2022. It has since been updated.
Starting a new business can be very scary. Day 1 is almost always terrifying for many people, wondering whether people will turn up or whether customers appreciate your product. A strong support network really helps on anxiety-filled days like these. A wholesome video shared on Reddit's famous subreddit r/MadeMeSmile showcases a woman opening up a store on her first day. Her friends had all lined up outside the store to support her. The video, titled "She started a new business and all her friends came on 1st day to support her without the invitation," is moving many Reddit users.
In the video, the woman walks toward her store and on the way many of her friends wave at her, clapping for her and motivating her. Two women are seen jumping in excitement to see their friend. She looks at all her friends and starts to tear up as she is walking. It seems like her friends got their own friends and acquaintances to line up in support of the woman. The crowd cheering her on would mean a lot to her, given the stress of day one of opening up her business. The video is gaining a lot of attention, with the post getting more than 13,000 upvotes in a span of just 24 hours.
u/TBroomey commented on the Reddit post, ironically suggesting a plot twist, saying, "Plot twist: She's crying because she doesn't have anywhere near enough staff or stock to deal with that level of customers." u/Cardboardopinions commented, "She must be a force of nature to have that much support. Respect." u/spontaneousbootay agreed, commenting, "I would have three people in line if all my friends came to support me." u/SoulsTransition commented, saying, "The happiness is real. All talent wants to be is used, and for others to appreciate that usage. This is life fulfilling."
A debate ensued with people wondering how the woman has so many friends, with u/BeginningShare4492 commenting, "Is it possible to have those many friends?" MrMetraGnome agreed, asking a particularly funny question, "That's a lot of friends. How do you even remember all their names?" u/obloq300 clarified with their comment, "Never misses a beat how dense some of you are. Obviously, they aren’t all her FRIENDS, first circle main group type of friends. Just friends and friends of friends. Friends and family, locals, a community. Who are now definitely FRIENDS due to the support."
Another woman was moved to tears by something her friend did. The woman, who goes by @mireyaelliott on TikTok, posted a video with the caption, "I'll never get over this surprise meeting my sweet little bestie." The video starts with her friend, Morgan Shaw, making her meet the child for the first time. The text inlay reads, "Your best friend/soulmate names her baby after you." As soon as Mireya realized that the baby's name is Juniper Maeve Mireya Shaw, she broke into tears. She took the child into her arms and continued shedding tears of joy at this beautiful gesture her friend made for her. Mireya wrote in the comments, "This is @Morgan Shaws newest baby and her name is Juniper Maeve Mireya Shaw (Mireya after me!) I know it’s hard to catch it all in the beginning!"