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Couple secretly name their first child after his uncle. His reaction is priceless.

“This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

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Uncle has the best reaction to finding out his nephew has his name.

Having siblings is a toss-up. Either you grow up thinking they're the best thing since the creation of ranch dressing, or you wish they really did find you in a trash can so you could find your other family. Luckily for these two brothers, they have the best-case scenario and like each other more than a little bit.

In a video uploaded to social media and shared by LADbible, the internet gets a sneak peek inside the delivery room of the older brother and his partner. The younger brother is enamored with his new nephew he's holding in his arms while the new mom films the interaction, capturing the moment the brand new uncle is let in on the surprise.


This love-stricken uncle has no idea what's coming, and how could he? New babies have a way of completely wrapping you up in a pink fog where everything is wonderful and you forget everything around you for a little while. Holding a new baby is like the ultimate dopamine rush and this uncle was fully immersed.

"This is the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life," the uncle says before his brother asks, "Do you want to know his name?"

Get ready to cue a big cheesy grin, because ugh, it's an adorable interaction. While the awestruck uncle is still holding the baby, his brother informs him that the baby's name is "Brooks Hayden Stone."

"You swear," the younger brother says.

His reaction to the realization that his first nephew is named after him is priceless. Watch the entire heartwarming interaction below:

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Not worth it.

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