Ode To A Viral Video: Gay Dads Find Out They're Going To Be Grandpas (VIDEO)Serge Bielanko
By now, you very well might have seen this video, but that’s okay.
It’s okay if you are one of the nearly million and a half people who have watched it on it’s original YouTube posting. And it’s okay if you actually caught it in one of the many million other times it’s been shared on the internet.
It’s okay if you’ve seen it already, no matter where it was, because the important thing here, I reckon, is that a year and a half after first hitting the web, this video is still making the rounds.
It is still making a hell of a lot people smile.
In the event that you haven’t caught it yet, I’m excited to share it with you. There’s two guys here, two dads…two gay dads. And what makes this short minute-long video pure magic is the fact that it manages to do something that a lot of us in this country/ in this world struggle to do everyday, which is try and shine a tiny bit of spotlight on the human side of living upon this crazy planet.
So much is written and filmed and shot out into the world every few minutes when it comes to gay people and their struggles and their rights and the people who support them and the people who choose not to, that it’s often easy to begin to find your eyes glazing over after a while. Not because their plight, or anybody’s plight for that matter, is ever any less deserved of our attention, but rather because I think that, as human beings in the cyber age, we are beginning to experience the natural effects of our mental systems shutting down when we are ultimately overwhelmed with ten-ton landslides of conflicting information and opinion.
In layman’s terms, we zone out.
And it’s understandable, of course, but it still kind of sucks, because we want to be teetering on our conscious toes as much as we can be, even though it gets really tough sometimes.
Anyway, I wanted to take my turn to post this video, which I have watched quite a few times since I first ran across it a few months ago.
I think I love it so much because it is made of bare bones and heart and nothing else at all. There’s little to stand in our way when we watch it; we either get it right away and grin our biggest shit-eating grin, or we don’t, I guess. Although, I must say: if you don’t somehow, I would hate to be you.
So, please, take a look at this one.
It isn’t very long. But it’s a one-minute slice of reality that stands it’s ground as well as a million talking heads speweing hot air across the airwaves, as well as nearly anything that can be written or commented on.
Plus, no one seems to know exactly who these people are. And I really like that.
It’s just two guys hanging in the kitchen with some family, discovering that they are going to be grandpa’s.
It’s just two strangers to us, over the moon about love.
Two guys caught in a moment in time that we all ought to try and get caught in, as much as we possibly can.