And just like this dad’s sweet reaction to discovering his baby girl has had a hard day at school, the touching video is bringing a tear to parents’ eyes.
Father, TikToker, and musician Ryan Griffin (@ryangriffinofficial) gained over 5 million views, 30,000 comments, and 800,000 likes when he uploaded the touching song — co-written by his friend and fellow musician, @cameronbedell.
“Should we play it for our wives?” Ryan asked in the video’s caption — and, based on TikTokers’ reactions, the answer was a resounding, “Yes!”
After posting the tear-jerking song online and becoming an instant viral hit, “Mama’s Boy” enjoyed an entire weekend at the No. 1 spot on iTunes, which Ryan credits fully to all the love and support he’s received on TikTok.
“This is 100% because of you. As you know, I have no record label, I have no radio play… It is 100% because of you. So, thank you. I don’t know what to say. Y’all are amazing,” Ryan said in a follow-up TikTok.
‘I’m a single mom… this song means so much to me’
Thousands upon thousands of comments came pouring in, praising Ryan and Cameron’s emotional song.
“My fiancé cried when I played this for her. She already said we are playing it at the wedding for her to dance to with our son. Thank you for this,” one parent commented.
“Love this. Mom of 3 boys that have grown to be wonderful husbands, fathers, and providers. Proud mama here!” another mama wrote.
“I just want to say this song means so much to me because I’m a single mom and my son’s dad isn’t in the picture, but this is the closest song I’ve found to being a mother-son song, and he loves it, so thank you,” commented another parent.
“My absolute favorite song. A momma with 3 boys, it’s hard to find a song that fits, and this song hit a home run,” wrote another boy mom.
“Our wedding is Friday and we have a 1-year-old little boy! We are 100% dancing with him to this song,” commented one mom.
“I’m over here crying and holding my stomach. My baby boy isn’t here yet but I love it,” a mom-to-be shared
“Our church is having a mother/son & father/daughter dance tonight. We have to add this to the playlist stat!!!” commented another parent.
“I think y’all made EVERY mother smile with this one,” wrote another mom.
“Not me SOBBING while rocking my 7-week-old boy,” one emotional mama shared.
It’s clear Ryan and Cameron’s song have succeeded in pulling heartstrings everywhere, and that it’s sure to remain a staple in many playlists across the country.
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