Touching moment daughter asks the man who raised her to officially adopt her
Misty Knight of Joliet, Illinois, recently 'broke the internet' in her own right when she uploaded a video to Facebook showing the emotional moment she asked her father figure, Ryan Farrell, to legally adopt her.
The clip, which has been viewed over 25 million times in just a matter of days, begins with what appears to be a normal gift exchange as she hands him a bright red package to open.
The scene turns from normal birthday celebration to real tear jerker when Knight explains that there's more to the present than meets the eye. After further digging, Farrell uncovers Knight's heartfelt letter explaining what their relationship has meant to her.
So everyone has been waiting for this but I finally asked the man that raised me to adopt me ❤️ love you with all my heart and can't wait to be a FARRELL Ryan FarrellPosted by Misty Nicole Knight on Saturday, March 5, 2016
Misty writes, "I just want you to know that you're the most amazing man I've ever met, you raised me my whole life from putting my hair into tight Princess Leia buns, forging my signature in fifth grade, jamming out to alternative music, going to Warped Tour and even our first rock concert together, leading up to cats wearing leggings."
The letter continues, saying, "I know we are so weird together, but that's what makes you you, and I can't imagine not having you in my life. I'm so grateful to be able to call you dad."
After she instructs him to open the letter, he finds the adoption papers, prompting a warm embrace and tears across the board.
Warning: Get your tissues ready, this one's a doozy.
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