Just in time for Father’s Day, one guy has one-upped all of us with pretty much the best gift a kid could give to his dad. We can’t be mad, though, because this “57 For Your 57th” video hit us right in the feels. All of our feels.
Reddit user Belairboy posted this video of his father receiving a a 57 Chevy Bel-Air for his 57th birthday. It marked the fulfillment of a promise the son had made to the father decades ago when he was just eight years old.
“Growing up my dad always dreamed of owning a 57 Chevy Bel-Air,” he explained. “He grew up poor in a family of 7 children. He never thought he would be able to own his dream vehicle but would talk about it all the time.
“When I was 8 years old I promised him that on his 57th birthday I would buy him a 57 bel-air. I never forgot and was able to fulfill my promise.”
It’s just about the best gift-giving we’ve ever seen, and it comes after the son did a good deal of reconnaissance in order to make sure his dad would love the gift.
“I had showed him pictures of the Bel air,” he explained further. “I have had it for over 2 years waiting to give it to him. We would talk about older vehicles so to gauge how much he would enjoy it etc I would show him pictures of it from the listing I found, unknown to him that it would actually be his one day. He would get so excited and talk about owning something like that but that he “knew he never would be able to”, little did he know….
“My dad has been everything to me, he is not my biological father but he IS my father. But this man in this video, my DAD my FATHER, was the best thing that ever happened to me and my mom and I hope I can be a fraction of the man that he is.”
The video cuts off before the dad starts the car, but the real payoff was in his initial reaction. Belairboy says he’ll be posting a video of him starting and driving the 57 Chevy, but we’ve had about all we can take right now. The first 30 seconds had us all like:
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to do something about all the dust in our apartment. And think of something special for Father’s Day. But, first, this dust. So much dust.