The beautiful moment was caught on video and went viral on TikTok and Reddit.
Friendships are the most beautiful bonds to ever exist. Our friends are some of the most important parts of our lives as they support us through all our ups and downs. People often go to great lengths to express their love and gratitude to their friends. A woman was shocked when she learned that her best friend had named her newborn after her. The woman, who goes by @mireyaelliott on TikTok, posted the 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!" The video went viral on the social media platform and has garnered more than 14 million views. It has more than 6,000 comments with people touched by their deep friendship. One person wrote, "Oh how sweet. I can tell she is deserving of this honor. Congratulations." Another commented, "I'M BAWLING THIS IS BEAUTIFUL." A TikTok user joked by writing, "they are no longer friends," to which Morgan replied, "Even if Mireya & I somehow lost our friendship years down the road she was still such a monumental part of my life and who I am, I wouldn’t regret it." Mireya also chimed in and said it "ain’t happenin."
"How incredibly humbling!! This is the sweetest, most genuine gesture and she is completely shocked! TRUEST OF FRIENDS!!" yet another TikTok user commented. A person even shared their own experience, "I was named after my mom's best friend and I named my 1st born after my best friend." Another said, "I'm named after my mom's best friend!!! They are still friends 45+ years later. This is beautiful."
"She ever so gentle with her it is so hard to find a person like that to have in your life never let her go," said a TikTok user.
In another video, Mireya thanked everyone for their beautiful comments on the video. She said that "it was an emotional day for everybody" and revealed that she has been friends with Morgan for 12 years. She described the newborn child as a "miracle." A TikTok user commented, "I’m in tears watching the video. How beautiful! May God continue to bless your friendship and the new blessing of Juniper." Mireya's best friend Morgan also has a TikTok account where she documents her life as a mother of five children.