Get ready to grab your box of tissues.
A dad from Orlando, Florida gave his son the ultimate Christmas gift – a stuffed monkey that plays a message from his deceased mother. The tear-jerking moment was documented by Antonio Vargas, who took viewers along the journey of creating this one-of-a-kind gift.
Though his son, Antonio Jr., initially seems uninterested in his new plush toy, he breaks down when he hears his mother’s voice. The Build-A-Bear monkey has recordings of his late mother saying, "I love you to the world and back,” “Give me a big hug, I love you,” “I love you guys so much and I will always love you” and “Tell him Mommy loves him.”
“This is a real big touching moment as a parent, prepping this monkey to have a heartbeat and to speak to my son, so that my son can hear his mother’s voice again,” Vargas wrote on Facebook. “She passed away on 4th of July. We always called our son our little monkey. So on Christmas Day his dream came true!!! I love my little man with all my heart, Daddy loves you...”
I don't know about you but Vargas wins father of the year award in our books. Watch the sweet reaction above!