Misty Knight presents Ryan Farrell with a gift box and letter

Young woman from Illinois wanted to do something special for the man who raised her earlier this month, and has ended up moving people around the world to tears in the process. Misty Nicole Knight, 20, filmed the sweet moment she asked Ryan Farrell to officially become her adoptive father, which has quickly gone viral after it was shared on Facebook.

In the short clip Misty is seen presenting with Ryan Farrell with a red box and a letter, which she tells him to read out loud. At first Ryan is hesitant, telling Misty: “You’re going to make me cry”. However he continues to recite the letter in which Misty tells him he is “the most amazing man I have ever met”.

Misty Knight presents Ryan Farrell with a gift box and letter

Misty wrote: “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.”

She then urges Ryan to open the box, which contains a Batman vs Superman onesie and some sweets, before telling him the last part is “the main surprise”. After discovering adoption papers Ryan is left speechless and bursts into tears before hugging Misty while the rest of the family cheer.

“God, I’ve been wanting to do that forever,” he says.

Ryan is moved to tears after Misty asks him to adopt her

Misty posted the video on Facebook on Saturday, telling her friends that she can’t wait to share the same surname as her adoptive father.

“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,” she wrote.

The video has already been viewed over 24 million times

The clip has already been viewed over 24 million times after being shared across the social networking site, and has touched both family friends and strangers alike, with many commenting to say that it had made them cry.

“Congrats, take a big man to raise someone else’s child,” one wrote. Another added: “This is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in a long time!”


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