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Boy Surprises Stepdad With Video And Paperwork Asking To Be Adopted


A man is brought to tears as he watches a video created by his stepson of their favorite memories together – which ends with him asking to be adopted.

Drinnen Hayes, from Powell, Tennessee, was surprised by Gavin Jones (now Hayes), 11, who played the video and gave Drinnen a wrapped envelope to open after watching.

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As the video plays, which includes a voiceover of Gavin reading a letter he penned to Drinnen, Drinnen starts getting emotional and is unable to hold back tears.

As the last two images play on screen, Gavin can be heard asking: “I want to ask you if I can be your only boy officially, will you please adopt me?”

After a long embrace, Gavin insists Drinnen open the wrapped gift, and as he slowly removes papers from the envelope he realizes it contains the adoption papers.



Gavin, whose biological father passed away when he was very young, put the video together with the help of his mom Lane (Drinnen’s husband) and her business Carpe Diem Event and Design, after he had been secretly discussing adoption with her for over a year.

Drinnen, who has been a father figure to Gavin for five years, said: “During the video I was thinking it was a very sweet thing to do for me. Pictures, a video and a song – I had no idea of the outcome.

“I started to realize where it was going when Gavin said ‘I want to ask you if I can be your only boy officially’.

“My hands were shaking so badly I wasn’t sure I’d be able to sign a legible signature. It felt amazing signing the papers.

“Adoption has been mentioned before but we haven’t had a real conversation about it. I found out after the fact he has been asking Lane about it for over a year. 

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“It was 100% Gavin’s idea. He was very ready and excited about this, as is seen in the video, and I now have a son to love as my own.”

Now watch the heartwarming moment ❤️

Story courtesy of T&T Creative Media.

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