Posted on: July 18, 2017
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'I love you no matter what in the world. Don’t you know that?'
He was about to come out as gay.
In a tear-jerking video Matthew posted online about six years ago — though the video has just recently gone viral — you can almost feel the pain and dread on the then 19-year-old's face through the screen.
First off, Robin made it clear before her son even uttered a word that she has his back, no matter what.
"There’s nothing you could tell me that I would never stop loving you for, hon," she told him. "You know that."
"I'm sorry," Matthew sobbed into his mom's shoulder.
“Don’t be sorry, silly!" Robin replied, hugging her son tightly.
"Don’t be sorry, don’t be sorry," she reiterated. "I love you no matter what in the world. Don’t you know that?"
"Do your friends know?" she asked him.
He tearfully shook his head.
"If they’re your real friends, they won’t care," she said. "OK?"
"I have received messages from people all over the world telling me their stories and what my video has meant to them," Matthew, now a 25-year-old college graduate with plans to go to medical school, told Pink News. "So while the response has been a lot to take in, knowing that the video has reached so many people and achieved what I was hoping it would has made it all worth it."
There are plenty of resources online for parents of LBGTQ kids who want to make sure they respond to their child's coming out in a positive and supportive way.
A good thing to keep in mind, Robin told USA Today, is that your child is "still your child." She noted, "It doesn't change who they are."
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