The Video of This Boy Asking His Stepdad to Adopt Him Will Leave You Ugly Crying

(Photo: Porsche Williamson via Facebook)

The Video of This Boy Asking His Stepdad to Adopt Him Will Leave You Ugly Crying

When he says, "Let's make it official," get the tissues out.

Published May 9, 2017

  1. 7 years ago, Brandon Williamson met then 2-year-old Kalani Watson for the first time when he started dating his mother

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  2. In 2012, Brandon and Kalani's mother, Porsche Williamson, got married

    Brandon and Kalani then formed a special bond and the entire family has been pretty inseparable. Although Brandon is not Kalani's biological father, he has worked to teach him the same lessons any male role model should. 

    “I try to instill in him hard work, being a responsible young man and being accountable for his actions and not blaming others and love and compassion for those less fortunate,” Brandon told HuffPost. 

  3. On Kalani's 10th birthday, he decided to give his stepdad a unique proposal and ask Brandon to officially adopt him

    “Dad, I know today is supposed to be all about me, but today is really about us,” Kalani read from a handwritten letter. 

    Eventually the 10-year-old asked for an official adoption to seal their father/son bond forever. As soon as the words left Kalani's mouth, tears freely flowed down Brandon's face. 

    “I was thinking, ‘I earned this,’” Brandon told HuffPost. “Most parents automatically get their child’s love. I had to grind for this, I had to show him I’m not going anywhere. So since I have had to work hard for his love, I don’t take it for granted. So it was an honor and one of the greatest moments of my life.”

  4. Porsche shared the video on Facebook and received thousands of emotional comments
  5. Brandon and Porsche are expecting a child of their own, and can't wait to expand their Black love

    “It’s humbling, because I feel as though it’s putting a positive light on Black fathers and families,” Brandon told HuffPost. “Black fatherhood is everything!!! To know that I’m raising a young prince into being a king is a[n] awesome feeling.”

    It's a Father & Son Thing 👑✊🏼💪🏼💯

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Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Porsche Williamson via Facebook)


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