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Dad of 4 daughters faints after learning his wife's next baby will be a boy

A baby boy? After four daughters?

That kind of news would make any father gasp. But for Julio Pena, 38, of Mastic Beach, New York, it was downright shocking — so shocking, in fact, that he fainted on the spot.

And a YouTube video posted Jan. 20 of the happy and hilarious scenario is quickly going viral.

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According to ABC News, Pena and his wife, Kari, had asked their doctor to put their baby's gender in a sealed envelope and only reveal the big news to their 16-year-old, Chastity. She ordered a blue cake (as opposed to pink) with white icing for their recent gender reveal party on Jan. 17, ensuring that whoever cut into it would be clued in to the sex of the baby.

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When the expectant parents finally did cut into the cake and saw the blue inside, Pena collapsed almost immediately, though it was clear he'd been a bit nervous and shaken for the whole event.

“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. For a boy,” he told ABC News. "They had to sit me down in the sofa and I couldn’t say anything. I was like in shock.”

The baby boy will arrive in June.

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