After a person we love dies, often their belongings take on extra special meaning in our lives. Such is the case for a young man named Clayton Walker, who took to Twitter to show a video of himself wearing a shirt that belonged to his father who died when Walker was only one.
my father passed away when I was 1 and I only have a few shirts of his so I wore one for date night with my momma💕🤞🏽 pic.twitter.com/X3E2uj7yKl— Calypso🥀 (@ClaytonWalker21) August 14, 2019
The video shows him getting ready for a date night with his mom, who once seeing him in the shirt starts to get emotional. “You look good,” she says smiling, before she begins to cry. The two then share a hug and a few “I love yous.”
The tweet has gone viral with more than one million likes, and 11 million views, with many of the comments coming from people who also have special items they treasure that once belonged to a deceased parent.
One commenter responded about how he wears his dad cologne.
Another wrote about how he wears his dad’s hat.
my dad drowned when I was 13..I don’t have shirts of his but I have his favorite hat and I wear it on special occasions brother!!! Hats off to you and ur family respect !!!!!— frankie (@jFrankie21) August 14, 2019
Another man posted about how he wears his grandfather’s sweater.
I remember wearing my grandads sweater he left for my pops but he never let anyone wear that sweater but I chose to wore it and one day he caught me but wasn’t mad he teared up cause I looked like my grandpa in the sweater but this is great man this the type— El Edgar (@yuungxsinatra) August 14, 2019
Yet another commenter said that when she wears her dad’s clothes those who knew him tell her more about him.
i love wearing my dad’s clothes cuz each time i hear a new story about him :) https://t.co/ISp708uHSy— lu weeza (@luizamircovich) August 14, 2019
Of course, a few people commenting on the post, threw some hate Walker’s way, saying he only posted this to go viral and bring attention to music he makes. He was quick to shut that down though writing, “the music is just a hobby.”
just wanna say thank you to all the ones showing love fr fr and to the ones hating and claiming I’m chasing “clout” you don’t know me you WEIRDOS🤣 but regardless big blessings for everyone forever and good vibes por vida🤞🏽💕 God bless— Calypso🥀 (@ClaytonWalker21) August 14, 2019
Walker further bolstered his point by showing a photo of his phone case which includes a collage of photos of his parents. “Keeps me humble,” he wrote.
The general sentiment from the thousands of comments Walker got was this: You’re a good man, and moms deserve the very best.
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