A video of a young man coming out to
his mother has gone viral on YouTube.
The 11-minute video, titled Coming
out LIVE to my mom, has racked up nearly 64,000 views 6 weeks.
In the clip, Ryan becomes emotional as
he announces his sexuality to his mother in their living room.
“I'm gay,” a sobbing Ryan says.
“Oh, that's okay sweetie,” his
mother replies. “Did you think I'd be mad or something? It's
okay.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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“I made this video because when I was
contemplating coming out for the last year, I found other similar
videos of people coming out to family members on a hidden camera
really helpful,” the video's description reads. “I noticed that
there weren't very many of these videos, so I wanted to create my own
to help other people in the same way that I found these videos
helpful. If you've created a similar one, I guarantee you I've seen
it, so thank you so much for helping me. My mom reacted in an amazing
way, and I really hope that all of you have a similar experience.”