Bringing your significant other home for the holidays to meet your family for the first time is always an awkward experience no matter what, but it can be even more nerve-wracking when you’re queer and you’re not sure how accepting certain relatives will be.
Luckily though, thanks to a recent, queer-inclusive Etsy ad, we get to see what it’s like for LGBTQ+ people to be wholeheartedly embraced by family, and we’re totally not crying, YOU are.
“Don’t worry, they’re going to love you,” a man tells his boyfriend before they arrive at his familial home for a large Christmas get-together. Throughout the clip, we see the boyfriend trying to get acquainted with his partner’s family members, and although they’re nice, it’s still a little bit awkward to be the new person in an already big, lively household.
But at the end of the ad, one of the elder members of the family hands the couple (named Brandon and David) a gift (and handmade ornament featuring their picture), saying, “We didn’t forget about you. Welcome to the family,” and suddenly tears are running down our faces.
Watch the heart warming Etsy ad for yourself in the video below! (And make sure to have a box of tissues handy!)
SOURCE: PRIDE DOT COM