Sam Gouveia, a 9-year-old from Massachusetts, is capturing hearts on TikTok with his creativity and kindness. In a video shared by his dad, Aaron, on the popular TikTok account @daddyfiles, Sam surprises his dad with a gift he made by hand: a dress shirt he sewed himself, complete with buttons, a trendy pattern, and a ’70s-inspired lapel.
The heartwarming video shows Sam walking into a bedroom holding the shirt up proudly. “What you got?” Aaron asks, to which his son tells him it’s a shirt he made in sewing class. “You made that?” the dad says in amazement. “Holy crap — for me?”
@daddyfiles Sam made me a shirt! Wow.
Sam continues to explain each detail of the shirt to his dad. “I did the buttons and I did the buttonholes,” he shares, as his dad looks over the shirt with pride. When Aaron models the shirt in the mirror and shows it to Sam, the 9-year-old’s smile will melt your heart.
Since sharing the video, it has received over 13.2 million views on TikTok, and thousands of people have sent Sam love and encouragement in the comments.
Sam’s creativity and kindness remind us of the importance of nurturing these qualities in young people. It’s clear that Sam has a bright future ahead of him, and we can’t wait to see what he creates next.