This video has the internet buzzing for a number of reasons–is it real? Why hasn’t his mother seen him in seven years? Why didn’t he get in touch if he was alive? All I know is that when I watch it I’m overcome with happiness for this mother and son. I’ll leave it to others to figure out if it’s on the up-and-up.
This short clip surfaced recently when it was posted on Instagram and TikTok by @mineyprinceyzhakkyloven, who hasn’t responded to many requests to verify its authenticity, which makes it suspect. In the clip, a U.S. Marine in dress blues arrives at the front door with superimposed text telling the story: his mother thought he died and he hasn’t seen her in seven years.