Pasco family's adult adoption video goes viral

Posted at 7:52 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 19:52:00-04

A Port Richey dad's special moment has now been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

You can see in the video recorded by a family member that David takes his time opening a birthday gift, but then when he realizes what's inside, he's overwhelmed by emotion.

Inside was a pen, and adoption papers to officially be the father of his step-daughter Gabby.

The moment was uploaded to Youtube on August 22nd, and when it was shared later on social media, the number of views and shared skyrocketed to over 500,000.

Gabby is the daughter of Lori Ann Lynde, who says David had been there for Gabby "through all the ups and downs and never left her side."

The family spoke to ABC Action News on Friday.