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Woman thought her husband was being honored. Then they read out her name and she burst into tears

The audience gave her a standing ovation and honored her volunteer work for the community.

Woman thought her husband was being honored. Then they read out her name and she burst into tears
Cover Image Source: TikTok | bmjewell21

Editor's note: This article was originally published on January 5, 2023. It has since been updated.

Very rarely are women's achievements and efforts celebrated or rewarded. They often participate in the community and do several charitable efforts that often go unrecognized. However, in a pleasant surprise, a woman was honored for all her volunteer work, and she didn't have a clue until they read out her name. A video posted by Good News Correspondent on Twitter shows a woman thinking that her husband was being honored at the event. She can be seen ready with a camera to capture this proud moment. However, as she was waiting for her husband's name to be announced, she heard her name called out from the stage.

Image Source: TikTok
Image Source: TikTok


She looks absolutely shocked and stares at everyone in disbelief. The text inlay reads: "It wasn't until this moment she realized it was her being recognized for her volunteer work over the years for the community." The woman bursts into tears and gets visibly emotional as she struggles to believe that her efforts are actually being recognized.

As she walks down to the stage, the audience gives her a standing ovation for her outstanding efforts. The text inlay reads that the husband was the proudest of her. This beautiful and emotional video is enough to bring anyone to tears. Volunteer and charity work is most often done without any expectations of accolades but seeing someone get recognized is absolutely heartwarming and the honor is well-deserved.

Image Source: TikTok
Image Source: TikTok


The original video was posted on TikTok by bmjewell21 and has gathered almost a million views and thousands of likes. One TikTok user commented, "We all know that lady who deserves all the recognition. This is adorable. Thanks for sharing."

Another said, "This is so awesome. My wife won a major award from her hospital system this year and was blindsided. Hardest secret I've ever kept." A third user added, "I cried. It’s always the sweetest because they never expect it but are so stunned and they’re always the ones then who deserve it the most."

"Your parents seem like wonderful people that continue to serve their community. What a wonderful legacy to leave in the world," yet another commented. Another TikTok user congratulated her, "Congratulations Mom. All of your years of hard work and selflessness did not go unnoticed. We are so proud of you!" 


In another heartwarming instance, the Swedish geneticist Svante Pääbo was given an incredible welcome by his colleagues after he won the Nobel Prize for medicine. The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology published a video of Pääbo's enthusiastic welcome back to work after earning the coveted prize. Pääbo enters the building with shouts and acclaim from his colleagues in the video, which has gained over 90,000 views since it was posted. He goes in with a big smile on his face and bows to express his appreciation for their kind welcome.

Pääbo oversaw ground-breaking research on ancient DNA that altered our view of human origins. He mapped the DNA of long-extinct Neanderthals from 40,000-year-old bone pieces, a feat hailed as "seemingly impossible" by Nobel committee member Anna Wedell.  


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