One young couple from Tennessee have managed to grab the attention of millions of people with a simple act of sharing. Yes, in early 2017 they posted a video clip of an incredibly intimate moment of their lives for the whole world to see. The footage swiftly went viral, with the online community undoubtedly in awe of the young man’s reaction to some unexpected news.
In April 2017 Destiny Prince was a 22-year-old mother of two living in Red Bank near Chattanooga in Tennessee. She shared an apartment with her kids and her 23-year-old boyfriend, Richard Davis. And little did Prince know the sensational splash she would make that month when she posted a short film clip to her Facebook page.
Fortunately, it is an incredibly heart-warming video, and the online community simply couldn’t get enough of it. The plan for the film clip initially came about one day when Prince received some glad tidings. It was the kind of news that most women would want to tell their significant others as soon as possible.
Davis, however, was out and about that day. Still, Prince knew that he would be returning to the apartment for lunch. So the creative young woman got busy preparing the surprise of a lifetime. And she was well aware that this would be a moment that they would both want to cherish for the rest of their lives.
So Prince set up a camera in order to capture her boyfriend’s reaction when he got in that lunchtime. What was the surprise she was planning? Well, Prince runs her own business selling personalized T-shirts from home. That day, she had been busy making a tee for herself with a very personal and pertinent message. Prince put it on and waited…
With everything ready, all she had to do now was bide her time until Davis got back to the apartment. When Prince heard the key in the door, she ran to meet him at the entrance, having pressed record on the camera. Consequently, the lens captured everything that happened next.
First, we see that Davis is immediately alerted to something being out of the ordinary. After all, Prince’s opening line isn’t her typical greeting. Indeed, the film shows her demanding of Davis, “What does this shirt say?” She points to the black tee she is wearing. She then waits for his reply with her hands on her hips. It appears, perhaps, that the young man is in trouble…
Davis certainly looks a little confused. But the young man dutifully obliges his girlfriend and bends down a little to read the words printed on her T-shirt. After a few seconds, we can see his face totally change as he takes in the message. In fact, Davis looks completely shocked as he reads the words back to his waiting girlfriend.
“Always read the fine print… I’m pregnant,” he says in a baffled voice. “Wait, what?” Davis stammers as the full implications of the T-shirt’s words sink in. We see Prince nodding back at her boyfriend, wordlessly confirming the fantastic news. Davis then does something that melted hearts worldwide.
The young man didn’t jump in the air or give his girlfriend a kiss, like many men do when they learn that they are going to be fathers. Instead, we see Davis instantly drop to his knees in shock. It was as though his legs had buckled beneath him as he processed what his girlfriend was telling him.
And as he fell to his knees, Davis wraps his arms around his girlfriend’s waist, giving her a huge bear hug. Viewers of the footage can only conclude that the poleaxed dad-to-be is playing for time. He stays in that position for quite a while until he drops back to sit on his heels, still clutching his pregnant girlfriend tightly around the midriff.
The heightened emotion is evidently all too much for the stunned Davis. In the video, he can be heard sobbing and saying, “I love you” into his girlfriend’s stomach as he starts to come to terms with the new reality. In the whole two minutes of footage, Prince never manages to pull her boyfriend back on to his feet.
In the end, once he has composed himself a little, Davis stretches up, and the couple are able to share a heartfelt smooch. It is possibly one of the most emotional pregnancy-reveal videos that the internet has ever hosted. Subsequently, the short clip has been viewed more than three million times on Prince’s Facebook feed. The mom-to-be has even had to turn off notifications for the post, such was the overwhelming feedback.
The initial comments rolled in quickly, too, and most social media users couldn’t cope with how cute and endearing Davis’ response was to his girlfriend’s T-shirt. “I loveeeeeeee the video, such a sweet reaction! Thanks for making me cry at work ha ha,” wrote one commenter.
The video was later shared on YouTube where it gathered almost 200,000 views and created even more comments. “One of the best surprise pregnancy video’s I’ve ever seen! His face and reaction say it all, such love he has for her, beautiful!” wrote an enamored viewer on the video sharing website.
Since the pregnancy-reveal video sent the internet into a spin, the happy couple has spoken to various news outlets about the developing pregnancy. According to an article published in the Daily Mail in July 2017, Prince and Davis are expecting the baby to arrive in December 2017.
As the couple got together in January 2017, it has been some year for the pair. Prince already has a couple of kids – two-year-old Maleah and one-year-old Brantley – from another relationship, but the new arrival will be a first for Davis. The couple already know that it is going to be a boy, and they have even picked out a name for him.
Indeed, Prince and Davis have chosen to call their child Granger Kade, and the couple could not be more excited. “I had been praying day and night for God to send us this little miracle,” Davis told the Daily Mail. He added that he was “completely overwhelmed with joy, love and excitement” when he read his girlfriend’s tee.
“My family is the most important thing to me in this world, and I love all three of my babies more than I could ever begin to say. I’m so thankful and blessed,” Davis continued. Now all the couple have to do is wait until December, and their family of four will expand to five.
Despite their happiness, though, some have criticized the couple for having kids at such a young age. But others have jumped to their defense, saying the video clearly demonstrates the power of their love for each other. Indeed, it is out there for everyone to see.