If you grew up in a family with tight bonds, sibling rivalry can always be an issue. But more often than not, those family ties result in growing up in a loving and caring environment. Here’s one beautiful story to prove that.
When Jake Dooley found out that his mother was pregnant, his priceless reaction was caught on camera. He immediately hugged his mother and let his tears flow.
According to the 6-year-old’s mother, Teresa Dooley, “Jake is six and has been asking, wishing, hoping, and praying for a sibling for the last couple of years.”
Unfortunately, the couple had problems conceiving. It started three years ago after the stillbirth of a second boy.
When they found out that they were expecting another child, they decided to surprise Jake through a creative pregnancy announcement using a series of index cards.
As he got the first card, the boy read, “I’m sorry I took so long to get here.”
“But I am here now. Look at your T-shirt,” he read in the second.
The boy then glanced down at his shirt. He was so confused. He looked up at his mother who was in front of him and holding up a shirt that says, “This guy is going to be a big brother.”
Surprised, Jake softly asked his mother, “You’re pregnant?”
Then he ran to her to give her a warm hug and sobbed. Later on, he wiped his tears and held up the shirt for his father to see.
Teresa said of her son’s personality, “He is soft but very outgoing. We knew he would be overjoyed but never expected that reaction. I don’t think his dad or I really knew how much he wanted this.”
Teresa also added that she and her husband decided to film everything for the next generations of their family. They also wanted to use it as a way to tell their friends on social media about the news. Since the video was uploaded on October 31, it has been viewed by over 522,000 people.
“We never expected it to go viral, but Jake is just so adorable in it so I can see how it was,” Teresa explained. “His dad and I are so unbelievably proud of him.”
Jake is expected to have a new baby brother in May 2016.
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