Mother Cannot Contain Delight After Son Cuts Off Dreadlocks

A Nigerian mom was unable to hide her joy at her son’s new haircut, with her reaction to the dramatic change going viral on TikTok.

This video was recorded by Matthew Emaikwu, who told Storyful that he made the decision to chop off his dreadlocks after graduating college and wanted to surprise his mom.

“Come and give me a hug! Come and give me a huge! Jesus you are good … Savior you are good,” ecstatic mom Grace is heard saying as she sees the new do.

The hilarious reaction has garnered more than a million “likes” on TikTok, and Emaikwu told Storyful that Grace has been embracing her newfound fame and wants to make more content with him. Credit: Matthew Emaikwu via Storyful

Video Transcript

Mhm kind of the way you are now.

Using Mommy.

Do you wanna see a surprise?

You gonna see a surprise?

You gonna see a surprise?

What?

You heard?

Come on, give me a hug.

Come on, give me a hug.

Oh, my goodness.

Oh, my goodness.

Jesus, you are good.

Jesus, You are good.

Sylvia, you are good.

What a loving god I have.

Jesus, you are good.

Get me home.

Oh, whoa!

Kind of the way you are now using Mommy.

Do you wanna see a surprise?

You gonna see a surprise?

You gonna see a surprise?

OK. Oh, come on, give me a hug.

Come on, give me a hug.

Come and give me a hug.

Oh, my goodness.

Jesus, you are good.

Jesus, You are good.

Sylvia, You are good.

What a loving god I have.

Jesus, you are good.

Get me home.

Whoa!

Now you are my boy.

You like it?

Very good.

Very good.

Now you are my boy.

You like it?

Very good.

Very good.