My stepfather raised me for 23 years so I thank him in the best possible way

Kristen met her stepfather Tom when she was five years old. It’s been 23 years since then and she loves him more than anything.

Through thick and thin he was with her every second of her childhood and even did her hair every day before school.

He was the father she had always dreamed of. When Kristen became pregnant in early January, she knew she had to pay tribute to the man who raised her.

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Tender moment: stepfather learns the name of his grandson

Mom names her newborn after her stepfather

In a tik tok clipShe was in the hospital bed shortly after the birth of her son.

With her family around, the Canadian was ready to reveal the name she and her husband Jerret chose for their son.

She held up a blanket with the words “Sonny Thomas” sewn into the fabric.

“POV: Your stepfather raised you since you were five and 23 years later he learns you named your son after him,” the video caption reads.

“Tom – Sonny is lucky to have the best grandpa in the world. We love you.”

Her stepfather smiled at the blanket and it took her a few seconds to realize what was going on.

“Okay, great,” he said, smiling, clapping his hands while looking at the ceiling.

In a moment his eyes filled with tears. He went over to Kristen and Jerrett and hugged and kissed them warmly.

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“You could see how reality was slowly registering…”

With over 11.4 million views, the clip quickly went viral on the internet, with fans drawing attention to a very important detail.

“He’s not a stepdad, he’s the dad who got up,” one comment read. “This man is not a stepfather, he is a father,” said another.

“We are lucky to have fathers who loved us unconditionally,” wrote one woman, followed by crying emojis.

Others debated his “healthy” — albeit somewhat delayed — response to his grandson’s name.

“His reaction is pure gratitude,” wrote one woman. “He just says, ‘Okay! Great! I’m in complete control of my emotions! Wait… no! Here it comes!'” laughed another.

“Right in that moment he knew you accepted all the love he gave you and he had done it right,” noted another.

“He tried so hard to be strong and persevere,” read one comment. “Oh my god, you could really see the reality starting to kick in,” someone said.

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Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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