“Is This Real?”: Man bursts into tears of joy when woman surprises him with a puppy for his 25th birthday
- Daniel Totos thought he opened a watch as his 25th birthday present
- The Adelaide man was confused when he found a collar
- Ashley surprised him by walking in with his real gift, a German Shepherd puppy
A man was in tears when his wife surprised him with a puppy for this 25th birthday present.
Daniel Totos, from Adelaide, South Australia, was filmed opening one of his gifts on June 20 while his wife Ashley, 24, was out of the room.
In the video posted to TikTok, Daniel unpacks what he thinks is a watch and says, “Oh my god, this is beautiful.”
Daniel Toto, from Adelaide, remains in tears after his wife offers him a puppy on his 25th birthday, five years after his last dog died
German Shepherd puppy Monty (pictured) was Daniel’s secret birthday surprise and is his dream dog
The box opens, but instead of a watch, Daniel finds a brown collar that confuses him.
Daniel is unsure why he got a collar and gets up to get an explanation from Ashley.
His wife enters the room with a cute German Shepherd puppy, Monty.
Stunned at the sight of his dream dog in Ashley’s arm, Daniel starts to cry and holds his hands to his face.
He sits back down and reaches out to get Monty from Ashley.
Ashley gives Monty the surprise puppy to Daniel, who is overcome with emotions
Speaking about the surprise gift she gave Daniel, Ashley said, “I was so nervous when we got home with Monty.
“Knowing that Dan dreamed of having a dog to make our home a home, I just wanted the surprise to be perfect.
“When I entered the hall and saw Dan’s face, I burst into tears.
“When I saw his response, I felt so whole – just knowing he was so happy – this was all he ever wanted, and I was so happy that I could do it for him and make him so happy.”
Daniel gets confused when he opens a watch he thinks is a watch, but discovers a brown collar instead
Ashley also posted on Facebook to celebrate Daniel’s birthday. In the post, she said, “If you know Dan, you know there’s one thing in the whole world that he wanted, as long as I can remember.
“After dealing with my wedding planning for the past 3 years and giving me the wedding of my dreams … thought my Saint Bernard could wait … and he deserved something special for his birthday this year.”
Daniel’s last dog died five years ago.
The video has been liked on TikTok over 540,000 times.