A man’s heartwarming reaction to seeing his mom for the first time in 10 years is going viral.
Shannon Slattery posted the emotional moment to social media. According to the video’s YouTube description, her husband, Jeffery, hasn’t seen his mom in over a decade. The expense, the visa and other factors kept her from visiting for years.
Shannon and Jeffery recently had a son, Christian. Jeffery’s mother was anxious to meet her first grandchild.
The day before his mother arrived, Jeffrey’s little brother, Axel, who lives in Florida, called Shannon to let her know he and his mother would be flying in the next day for a surprise visit.
Shannon kept it all a secret from Jeffery.
Shannon captured the moment Jeffery saw his brother and mother. He nearly collapsed when he saw Axel and completely broke down when he saw his mother.
Shannon says the video perfectly captures who Jeffery is as a person.
“Jeffrey is 6’7″and works as a carpenter,” wrote Shannon. “This video is the epitome of what an upstanding man he is. He’s kind, loving, God fearing, patient, hardworking, and a loving father and family man. I’m grateful to God that he’s mine and I’m his.”
The video posted to Facebook has been viewed more than 5 million times.