Woman Surprises Man Who Raised Her With Adoption Papers

The emotional video has been viewed more than 36 million times.

— -- The heartwarming story of a young Illinois woman giving the man who raised her the gift of a lifetime is going viral with more than 36 million views online.

The woman, who goes by the name Misty Nicole Knight on Facebook, surprised her father-figure with a letter officially asking him to adopt her and recorded his reaction in a video she later shared on the social media site.

Take a look at the moment that has left the Internet in tears.

“I just want you to know that you’re the most amazing man I have ever met,” Ryan Farrell reads from a letter on camera.

“Oh my God, are you serious?” Farrell questions on camera.

“What is it?” someone asks in the video.

The moment Farrell realizes what is happening, he is overcome with emotion, immediately choking up and giving Knight a big hug. “It’s a petition for adoption,” he replies, wiping away tears.

Her sweet caption to the Facebook post reads: "So everyone has been waiting for this but I finally asked the man that raised me to adopt me. Love you with all my heart and can't wait to be a FARRELL."