A young man, known as user Mallow610 on YouTube, has uploaded a video in which he comes out gay to his mother.

In the nearly 9 minute video, the young man nervously waits for the right moment to break the news to his mother.

“I'm gay,” Daniel tells his mother as they stand in the kitchen. “Surprise.”

The mother moves closer to her son, gives him a hug and says, “I'm so proud of you.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

“Finally got the strength to come out to my mom,” he says in a note posted with the video. “My mom has been extremely supportive. I could not ask for anyone else. Love you :) Every circumstance is different and you will know when the right time to come out is.”

“I decided to post this so that I could share my experience with you. Hopefully it will give hope to those who do not have such supportive families. Also, I know I am on my phone the whole time. My phone is my comfort blanket. I literally cannot put it down when I'm anxious. I do not mean any disrespect to the content or conversation. Oh, and she didn't know she was being recorded. I put the camera in a tissue box on top of the refrigerator.”