The moment was so sweet and heartfelt of the family rejoicing together and Erik suddenly remembered that he caught it on tape. He wondered if he should keep the video circulating just among family and friends to enjoy or whether he should share it with the rest of the world to see.
He thought, why not and posted it on YouTube, thinking that maybe some people would see it. However, after he posted it on the video sharing site, the video exploded and went completely viral, much to his surprise and everyone else’s.
Dad Was In On It
When Amber asked her husband whether he had been in on the secret, her husband couldn't have hidden his smile if he had a bag over his head. It was very clear that Erik had been in on the surprise. Erik had planned with Rowan his homecoming and had even picked him up from the airport when his flight landed in Oregon and drove him home.
When Amber understood that her husband had tricked her, she jokingly yelled “You’re evil!”
It was now time to give mom a hug. Rowan got in the front seat and gave her a huge and much-anticipated hug after awaiting their reunion. The next few minutes were quite emotional as the family reunited together, all doting smiles from ear to ear. Seeing their brother and son for the first time in so long triggered a lot of emotions for the family.
When the emotions had calmed down a bit, the family understood that now they would be together for the whole spring break and have a chance to spend quality time together as a full family unit. This knowledge brought them so much happiness and they were ready to enjoy their spring break together.
Everyone Loves A Tearjerker
Shortly after posting the video, it began to accumulate almost 90,000 views. The family couldn't believe that they themselves were at the center of a viral video circulation. People started to share the video on different networking sites, and their beautiful family moment was making major rounds.
People were leaving really sweet comments discussing the love and bond between the family members and the Richters were so proud to get this kind of fame and acknowledgment for something so genuine. As of today, the video has over 2 million views.
The Comments Kept Coming
People were posting both loving comments, appreciating the Richters family connection, and also hilarious comments about the moment that Rowan popped out of the trunk. The comments continued to flow with one user sharing “[I] don’t know what I liked better, Mom’s extreme reaction or the love in Dad’s non-stop smile! It’s a tie.”
Other users acknowledged the family's excitement at being reunited with one of their long lost siblings and how you could tell how much the family loved each other deeply.