A heartwarming story about a young boy getting the greatest gift for Christmas is going viral on Twitter. What is this gift? A family.
In the video, posted by Twitter user Ethan Kirby, a young boy named Carter opens his last present and gets the best news he could have hoped for: His aunt, uncle and cousins offer him a permanent home with their family.
Carter's reaction as he reads the note has us all choked up and remembering what the holiday spirit is really about.
Take a look for yourself and have tissues nearby.
Today we gave the best Christmas Present to our cousin who has never experienced a actual Christmas... worth a watch https://t.co/F0WfkiLzBn— Ethan Kirby (@Ethan Kirby)1545769284.0
After the video went viral, Carter's aunt, Leah Kiphart, told ABC6:
"The adoption process for an outside family was starting and that was a really, really hard thing for us to accept, and know that this might have been the last time that we were ever going to see Carter,. [We] felt that it was really important for us to keep him in the family."
"A lot of people talk about how lucky he is. We are just as fortunate to have him join our family. He is a good, good kid."
Carter couldn't be happier. He said of his newfound Twitter fame:
"It feels awesome. It made me feel good that other people can enjoy...like my happiness and my family's happiness."
And many people couldn't be happier for the entire family.
@KIRBSKEY Absolute best thing I've seen all day. I love these moments. Congratulations!— DavaStarr (@DavaStarr)1545885049.0
@KIRBSKEY @c_fath39 This it me in the feels #adopted— Boozie (@Boozie)1545855609.0
@KIRBSKEY @EmmyStar79 I just broke. Youre all just beautiful people. Wonderful gift! I grew up in an awful situat… https://t.co/UqtYXKBkyD— Tash 🌙 (@Tash 🌙)1545868017.0
@KIRBSKEY Congratulations young man..a house full of love.. Merry Christmas— DeadraNFLmomWhitley (@DeadraNFLmomWhitley)1545874674.0
@KIRBSKEY What a beautiful things you did today for this little boy, it touched my heart and was the sweetest thing… https://t.co/iQvxU9ihbt— dide (@dide)1545872449.0
@KIRBSKEY @JimmyRGeorge I’m not crying, you’re crying.— A-A-Ron (@A-A-Ron)1545861953.0
@KIRBSKEY That's Christmas people. It ain't about presents ...its about giving. Got something in my eye— Greig 🔴 (@Greig 🔴)1545872062.0
@KIRBSKEY When he started to read the card https://t.co/DVq9NmO4Yt— USAGI TSUKINO ✨ (@USAGI TSUKINO ✨)1545863928.0
@KIRBSKEY Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.— Janice Dean (@Janice Dean)1545878379.0
@KIRBSKEY You are so blessed Carter. Merry Christmas to you & your family. 💫💫— YinnoBaggz617 (@YinnoBaggz617)1545887666.0
@KIRBSKEY @generativist U made my day. Thank u!— joyeeta (@joyeeta)1545871757.0
And, of course, the dad jokes have begun.
@KIRBSKEY @CarsonLavender Dad joke thrown in there to make it complete « kicking your butt out at 18 ». Perfect. Well done.— AJ (@AJ)1545859346.0
And the happy, happy tears!
@KIRBSKEY @gavidijo I’m not crying, you’re crying https://t.co/F5oHzobPhk— Period Pussy Dracula 🧛🏽♂️ (@Period Pussy Dracula 🧛🏽♂️)1545857518.0
@KIRBSKEY I cried https://t.co/zUUPmpAInN— FREE FRANK🇫🇷 (@FREE FRANK🇫🇷)1545861995.0
@KIRBSKEY @agosssssssss I didn’t sign up for this https://t.co/j0QJx1Z2yU— Dynasty. (@Dynasty.)1545887633.0
We wish the entire family many more happy holidays together!