Coming out of the closet to family members can be one of the most difficult and terrifying things a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) teenager can go through -- especially when you're not sure what the reaction will be.
In this emotional and heartwarming video, a teenage boy, referred to as "Ryan" in the YouTube comments, secretly records his decision to come out as gay to his mother.
"I made this video because when I was contemplating coming out for the last year, I found other similar videos of people coming out to family members on a hidden camera really helpful," Ryan notes in the video description. "I noticed that there weren't very many of these videos, so I wanted to create my own to help other people in the same way... My mom reacted in an amazing way, and I really hope that all of you have a similar experience."
This video will no doubt have you reaching for the tissues. We're proud of you, Ryan!
Click here to watch a similar video from February in which a gay Mormon recorded his family's reactions as he comes out.