Older siblings aren’t always thrilled about their baby brothers and sisters. But deep down, we all know just how special the love is between two siblings.
Ten-year-old Mason from Ohio proved just how strong a brother’s love can be when he was caught by the baby monitor sneaking in to see his 18-month-old brother, Greyson.
Mason had heard his little brother crying from the next room, and thinking that his parents were asleep, he’d crept into Greyson’s room to help comfort him.
Unbeknownst to him, his parents were actually watching the whole adorable scene from the baby monitor in their bedroom.
“I was smiling the whole time,” Gloria McIntosh, a 36-year-old mom of six in Ohio, told TODAY Parents. “He has a love for Greyson that is unspeakable. I can’t even really explain it.”
Gloria was so touched by her son’s sweet actions that she decided to post the video onto TikTok.
Before long it had gone viral and has now been liked millions of times.
Despite it being 3:23 AM, Mason stayed with his brother for over half an hour trying to get him back to sleep.
Mason’s soothing methods included reading to his little brother, entertaining him with toys, wiping his nose, and even climbing into the crib with him.
After Mason gave his best efforts, his mom decided to step in when it became clear that Grayson wasn’t in the mood for sleeping.
But she was incredibly touched by the reason why Mason hadn’t simply come to wake her up in the first place.
“I asked him, ‘Why did you just come and get me in the first place?’” Gloria, a writer, recalled. “He was just like, ‘you had a big day and I just wanted you to get some rest.'”
Most 10-year-olds value their sleep more than anything, but according to Gloria, Mason is a natural caregiver.
“I’m sure Mason was tired and cranky. He was woken up at 3 a.m.,” McIntosh explained. “But how you saw him treat his brother is how he is. He steps up.”
It wasn’t long before people took to the TikTok comments to share their love for the caring little boy.
“I cried, what an amazing child you have raised. And he is going to be an amazing father and husband one day” one person wrote, while another added, “I cried too much watching this omg. When he crawled into the crib I was done for… Amazing young man.”
Someone else said:
“You are obviously raising a very thoughtful and caring young man. Good job mom! This is beautiful, love his heart.”
Another commenter said:
“This not only shows how sweet the kid is, but it also shows that he was raised right. Showing the love and patience that he was shown growing up.”
He’s a very special little sibling indeed. We can only hope that we will one day raise sons as caring as this little boy!
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