This man’s post about a hardworking single mom is going viral.
Feeling a little tired and overworked? So was this woman, and that’s why her boyfriend decided to write her a little online love note to let her know how amazing she really is.
Todd Harris and Eva Alice Webb have been dating for about nine months, and they are very much in love. Webb is 38 years old and going back to school after raising two kids, ages 10 and 15. The other night, she fell asleep studying and her boyfriend snapped a candid photo of her and posted it online with a sweet caption about how much he loves and appreciates her.
In case you can’t read that, it says:
“My 38-year-old girlfriend just started her second quarter of college. She’s raised two kids, 15 and 10, on her own, has piss all parents and was the victim in not one, but two domestic violence cases. This is how I found her tonight. I’m so proud of this woman I could burst. We went wedding ring shopping earlier today and I think I’m ready to make the best decision of my life.”
Since the post went up, it’s been viewed over a million times, and dozens of people have left comments congratulating the couple on their soon-to-happen engagement and letting Harris know what a sweet guy he is for acknowledging his girlfriend this way.
Harris tells Buzzfeed he wasn’t expecting so much attention, he just felt like his message needed to be said. “She supports me like no other person has,” he told the site. “I thought by posting this I could let her know just how amazing she is and how much I appreciate her, as well as how proud I am that she is able to go back to college after having not been in school for 20 years.”
Say it with me now: Awwww.
So many of us are like this woman — working hard, pushing through personal struggles, and giving our all to the loved ones around us. It’s nice to be appreciated once in a while for the hard work you put in every day, and it’s really touching that this man decided to praise his girlfriend in such a public way. The sheer amount of attention the post has gotten just goes to show you how many of us are craving that recognition for our efforts, and how far a little validation can go.
We can’t all be the subject of a viral declaration of love, but hopefully this post inspires others to let the lovers and friends in their lives know how appreciated they really are. We’re all fighting battles the rest of the world knows nothing about. It feels good to be acknowledged and appreciated by the ones who know us best.