Woman films the emotional moment she asks the man who raised her to adopt her

Posted: 2:17 PM, Mar 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-09 14:17:44-05

JOLIET, Ill. – A touching video is being shared widely on social media after  a young woman asked the man who raised her to be her father.

Misty Nicole Knight posted the video to Facebook on March 5 with the message, "So everyone has been waiting for this but I finally asked the man that raised me to adopt me, love you with all my heart and can't wait to be a FARRELL."

In the video Knight gives him a present but makes him read this note:

“You’ve raised me my whole life, from putting my hair in tight Princess Leia buns, forging my signature in fifth grade, jamming out to alternative music, going on Warped Tour and even our first rock concert together, leading up to us laughing at cats wearing leggings. I know we are so weird together, but that’s what makes you you, and I cannot imagine not having you in my life. I’m so grateful to be able to call you Dad.”

He opens the box and finds what he thinks is the present – but the real gift is buried underneath, her adoption papers.

The heartwarming, tear-jerking moment has been watched more than 26 million times.