"I was expecting him to be happy, but I didn't expect him to get so emotional," the father said

By Stephanie Petit
Updated July 26, 2016 11:15 AM
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There’s no crying in baseball – but a Philadelphia boy’s birthday surprise is a great exception to the rule.

Braheim Fowler, a 12-year-old Little League baseball player, thought his father had forgotten to get him a birthday present – and he wasn’t happy about it.

“I told him I had nothing for him,” Braheim’s father, Devon Fowler, told NBC 10. “He had an attitude all day.”

Devon recorded the entire interaction as they got into the car to head to Braheim’s baseball game, and the boy was clearly still upset and not speaking to his father. When his dad told him to get his bag out of the trunk, Braheim was surprised to see a box from Amazon instead.

Inside, Braheim found a brand new neon green baseball bat. He was overcome with emotion, realizing his dad hadn’t forgotten his birthday after all.

“Don t cry! You re about to make me cry!” the dad says to his son.

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The overwhelmed birthday boy then hugs his father, wipes away his tears and gives his new bat a few test swings.

“[His reaction] definitely surprised me,” Devon told NBC 10. “I was expecting him to be happy but I didn’t expect him to get so emotional.”

They then tell each other “I love you” before they head to the baseball game to “hit some home runs.”

The video, which Devon posted on his Facebook page, quickly went viral.

“I didn’t expect this at all,” he said. “It happened overnight. I’m not a social media kind of guy.”

“Just keep trying to make your kid happy,” the devoted dad continued. “If you got love for your kids, they won t care about what you get them.”