Adoption is one of the most noble things you can do as a human. Helping those in need, those who really just want a warm place to rest their head at night is truly selfless. But when things get hard, and the responsibilities kick in, remembering why you adopted in the first place becomes more and more fuzzy.
That’s why this short video has gone totally viral. It depicts a family adopting a little girl from an orphanage — at first they are thrilled to have a new addition to their clan, but after a while, the excitement starts to wear off and their joy quickly turns to annoyance. When it gets to be too much, the father packs the little girl into the car with her favorite toy and starts off towards an empty dirt road. The father stops the car on the side of the road and throws the girl’s toy far from the car. As she runs after her toy, Dad quickly hops back in the car and begins speeding off.
The little girl is abandoned in the middle of nowhere, but when Dad looks back in the rearview mirror, things have changed. The video is a powerful metaphor for something that happens frequently all over the world. Watch it for yourself — but beware, you’ll need tissues for this one!