Any parent can tell you that seeing their little ones after spending the day apart is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Tisa Sinclair is familiar with that feeling. The Washington, D.C., mother recently celebrated her son Jaxon Winder’s fifth birthday by compiling a few of her favorite day care pickups into a short video. The resulting clip has millions of people feeling nostalgic and sentimental about those fleeting early days of parenting.
The video is set to Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and it features Tisa greeting Jaxon from the time he was 7 months old to the time he was 5 years old. “When I went back to work, it was really hard because I missed him terribly,” Tisa told Today Parents. “But I knew everything was going to be OK the first time I picked him up and saw that smile.”
Tisa took hundreds of videos of their daily reunions, selecting just a few for the video. So far, more than 2.3 million people have viewed it on Twitter alone! “Seeing his smile is the best part of my day,” the proud mom said. “I know it’s corny, but everything that’s wrong just melts away as soon as I see him.”
Watch the adorable video below, and don’t forget to share this tear-jerking story with your friends.
i really do love this video. i recorded my son’s pick up almost every day and this is his reaction every single time. for his 5th bday (yesterday) i took my favorites and made a lil compilation, from infancy to just last week 🤗💙 pic.twitter.com/8Hc7BjlBpF— Teese (@TeesePeese) October 30, 2021
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