After having four daughters, a New York father was so shocked to learn he was finally going to have a son, he simply collapsed in shock.
Mastic Beach resident Julio Pena, 38, had all but given up on the idea of having a son, so when his wife Kari, 35, became pregnant once again, he was entirely expending news that they would be welcoming yet another little girl.
The couple learned the news of their baby’s gender at a party for the occasion on January 17, with the cutting of a specially-made cake.
Making the cut: A new video shows father of four girls Julio Pena (right), 38, cutting into a cake revealing that he is about to be the father of a son
Following a doctor’s appointment, the couple had been given an envelope containing news about the gender, but they didn’t open in, instead letting their 16-year-old daughter Chastity be the lone person knowing the truth.
The teen then ordered a cake for the party to be blue underneath the icing, rather than pink, to reveal to her parents that their next baby was going to be a boy.
In the video, which was posted online on January 20, Julio and Kari are seen surrounded by their loved ones and many pink and blue balloons.
In the center of the room, there is a white frosted cake sitting on the table, which the couple then begin to cut together with a large knife.
Big news: As Julio cuts into the cake revealing a blue sponge, his wife Kari (left) and the rest of those in the room erupt into screams
Proud father: Julio takes a moment for the reality of the situation to hit him before he also cries out in joy
The family members around them are chanting ‘It’s a boy! It’s a boy!’ as the couple reveal that the cake is indeed blue.
Kari is the first to see the color, and begins jumping up and down and squealing with glee.
Julio, on the other hand, is quiet at first while everyone around him erupts into screams, but then is suddenly overcome, his knees buckle and he collapses to the floor behind the table.
Screaming as he goes down, his wife attempts to catch him but fails, bending down to make sure her husband is alright. Others in the room pull away the table and also rush to his aid.
Down he goes: Overcome with emotion, Julio collapses to the floor in a heap next to his wife
Stepping in: Others in the room pull away the table and rush to Julio’s aid, but it’s soon revealed with the smiles of his loved ones, that he’s okay
‘I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. For a boy,’ Julio, who works for a transportation company, told ABC News, adding that ‘they had to sit me down in the sofa and I couldn’t say anything. I was like in shock.’
Kari also told the station that her husband had been shaking even before they cut the cake saying that Julio was ‘dying for a boy forever’.
The video and Julio’s reaction is not unlike the previous viral clip showing Cher Lair from Apex, North Carolina, cutting into a cake revealing she was pregnant with a daughter after having given birth to six sons.
The Penas will be welcoming their son in June this year and he will be little brother to the couple’s four girls, Chastity, Christalyn, 13, Nayalyn, eight, and Nakayla, seven.