A Florida boy is melting the hearts of TikTok users after a video clip of him singing at his parents' vow renewal ceremony recently went viral.
The three-minute clip, shared by videographer Danielle Tufano on April 12, has already racked up 4 million views and over 771,000 likes, with people chiming in with comments such as, "Omg… with the world in turmoil….this young man can mend our hearts."
Another wrote, "The sweetest thing I've ever seen❤️."
The star behind the video is 12-year-old Aiden, who told "Good Morning America" that although it was his mom's idea for him to sing at the vow renewal ceremony, he quickly agreed and knew exactly which song he wanted to sing: Calum Scott's "You Are The Reason."
"I chose the song because I find it really sentimental and it was very sweet," Aiden explained. "I love my parents so that's why I decided to choose that song to sing at the wedding."
When he first started singing the ballad, Aiden quickly became emotional, wiping away tears before regaining his composure to finish his heartfelt solo.
"I was very nervous being in front of that many people," Aiden recalled. "But I was very excited and happy at the same time to be there at the wedding, to sing for my parents."
Aiden's mom Kemorene Mills-Armstrong said Aiden wasn't the only one tearing up during the opening bars of "You Are The Reason."
"When he started, I was very emotional," the proud mom of three told "GMA." "From the beginning, it was very emotional and then you heard all the guests in the background. They were crying so I got even more teary-eyed so I had to be looking up, because all of the tears would be flooding down. So it was a very special moment."
Aiden said even though he was overcome with emotion, he was able to focus on the song and his parents, who renewed their vows on March 23 in Port St. Lucie.
"I got very emotional in the start, and then after, I just completely forgot about all the emotions and stuff and I just let it out," he said.
The 12-year-old said he has always loved singing and is continuing to pursue his passion with singing lessons. He hopes to meet a famous singer one day, and aside from Calum Scott, he said he's a big fan of Bruno Mars and Charlie Puth.
Mills-Armstrong, who said she also shared the video clip of Aiden singing on her own TikTok page, was surprised to learn her videographer's post went viral.
"I honestly had no idea that would have happened at all. But I've been reading the comments online, and I'm like, I just cannot believe they're so positive. I've been crying most of the time, because I just didn't believe that people love him so much," she said. "It's a very special time for all of us. Even at his school, all his friends, they know, the principal knows, everyone knows right now. So it's a really special time."
Editor's note: This was originally published on April 21, 2023.