Birthday surprise brings father, son to tears
PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Video of a Philadelphia father's birthday surprise for his son is making millions smile across the country.
Devon Fowler initially told his 12-year-old son, Breheim, that he wasn't getting anything for his birthday, according to NBC10.
"I told him I had nothing for him," Fowler said. "He had an attitude all day."
Braheim plays for the Taney Dragons Little League team. He and his father were on their way to a game on Thursday when Fowler surprised him.
Fowler told his son to get something out of the trunk of the car. Braheim found a box and immediately got a big smile on his face. He took the box out and saw that it was the baseball bat that he had been asking for.
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"Happy birthday," Fowler said as his son started crying.
"Don't cry. You're about to make my cry. Don't cry," Fowler said.
Braheim took out the bat.
"I didn't forget about you. I want to see some home runs," Fowler said.
The video has been viewed on the Bleacher Report Facebook page more than 11 million times.
Fowler, who is unemployed, shared his advice for parents who are dealing with similar financial difficulties.
"Just keep trying to make your kid happy," Fowler said. If you've got love for your kids, they won't care about what you get them."