A mother from Utah has defended herself after a video of her embracing her teenage son following a football game went viral on social media.
Amber Wright shared an Instagram video of herself hugging her son, Brixton, after his victory. In the video, which has been watched more than 9 million times, she and her son can be seen sharing an emotional embrace.
“I was so proud,” Wright expressed. “I was a proud mom hugging her kid.”
Wright only had 1,500 followers when she first shared the video on Instagram. Now, she has more than 19,000 followers who are eager to wait for updates.
Many people questioned the nature of their relationship, with one person commenting: “I wonder how many of his friends are allowed to stay over. My son wouldn’t be allowed for sleepovers at their house.”
Brixton was quick to defend his mother, saying “My mom is my hero.”
In another Instagram post, Wright defended herself and said she was left in tears when her son described her as his hero.
“For those who are “concerned” about the welfare of my son and the relationship he and I have… here’s just a tiny tiny tiny snippet of a response he sent to someone about the viral 4 second video of he and I hugging,” she wrote.
“Attack, judge, criticize, ridicule, try and break me down. You won’t ever be able to because I am beyond blessed to have THIS. I will take allllllllll the negativity in the world thrown my way and I will continue to hold my head high and raise this incredible young man to overcome any and all adversity.
“Little does he know, he is MY hero.”
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