A woman surprised her stepfather on his birthday by asking him to adopt her using a photo album of family photographs.
The video, obtained by the Daily Mail, shows the emotional moment the stepfather realizes he will be adopting his stepdaughter while he looks through a photograph album.
The man starts out by unwrapping a gift from his stepdaughter, who wrote on the gift, “Anyone can be a father, it takes a real man to be a daddy.”
The stepfather reads the card to himself before he opens the gift, which turned out to be a photo album called “memories made not forgotten.”
He starts reading the album aloud after his family members encourage him.
“You’ve been there for me since the day I was born,” he reads, holding back tears as his voice cracks. “You took me in and loved me as your own. I could count on you to be there whenever I needed you the most.”
“You believed in me when no one else did. You have made me the person that I am today. Anyone can be a father, it takes a real man to be a daddy,” he continues. “Even though we both know you’re my daddy, how about we make it official as good as it gets? Will you adopt me?”
As he reads that last line, he immediately responds, “Yes, yes, I will.”
Everyone in the room started cheering and crying as the stepdaughter and father embraced each other for a hug.