Black men don't always get the recognition they deserve for the roles they play in our families and communities. There are plenty who take on the duties of “father figure” and welcome the responsibility of taking an active part in the lives of the children they influence, even if they aren't biologically related.
Brandon Williamson is a shining example of such a man, and when his wife, Porsche Williamson posted a video of her son taking time out of his birthday party to present his stepfather with a formal proposition to adopt him, there wasn't a dry eye around.
That young man said, "you have been here for everything, all my school programs and parent-teacher conferences, all my sports, every time I'm sick."
The clip started doing rounds on Twitter last night, putting everyone in their feelings when they least expected it.
Jesus be some Kleenex. Let me call my Daddy right quick.