TODAY | October 23, 2013
>>> moment between a father and son that is resinating with a lot of parents. we showed you the video on tuesday. it shows one dad's incredible reaction after learning that his son who had been failing math just got a passing grade.
>> is that real?
>> is that real?
>> yes. [ crying ] are you sure?
>> is it real? the young man went from an f to a c and he joins us now live from the uk with his dad. gentlemen, good morning to both of you.
>> obviously you knew you would get a big reaction from your dad. that's why you set up the hidden camera but did you get an even bigger reaction than you expected?
>> well, of course. i wasn't expecting it to be -- i knew how he would rekt. he is a very emotional guy but i didn't know it would be that loud and emotional. it was all a bit crazy.
>> and one of the things we love is that you are so happy and he got a c, a passing grade. explain why that is such a big deal and how hard your son worked.
>> well, basically, he has always found math difficult and he was on an f in september before the exam which was this january. and in england, it's very important to get a c. and to go from an f to a c is a huge jump. it's the same as going from a c to an a star and i was just overwhelmed. absolutely overwhelmed.
>> if he somehow can work a b or maybe an a in the future, how will you contain your emotions?
>> i'll have a heart attack.
>> we should mention that this was actually taken about a year ago. you're now in college. so the obvious question is how are you doing in math?
>> it was taken about seven months ago and at college i'm studying cooking because i want to go traveling later on to the states and i think it's a good talent to have to be able to work in restaurants and such. but because i passed math i don't need to do it anymore.
>> good for you.
>> what kind of reaction have you gotten there in the uk? it's gone viral as you know. what are people saying to you?
>> i've just been getting -- everyone is so nice. all the comments, everyone is congratulating me. i have been getting tweets of them saying how much of a good father i've got. and they've been really nice and really kind.
>> i have to say i'm overwhelmed.
>> go ahead.
>> i am overwhelmed by generosity and the kindness of everyone who has communicated with us. it's absolutely wonderful. absolutely moving. and i have to say that i find it -- at one point, i do not find it surprising at all because the vast majority of people are lovely. they appreciate love when they see it.
>> well, and we see the purest expression of love in that video. have to ask you, though, you did not put the video upright away. why not? were you not sure you wanted to share it with the world?
>> yeah, i mean, it was a very important moment in my life and i just didn't know if it was -- i thought why not share it with my world. so that's why i put it on.
>> we're so glad you did.
>> we have a lot of parents sitting here on the set and we're thrilled you did because we can all relate with you. thank you so much for sharing the video with the world.
>> thank you for having us.
>> and thank you very much indeed for having us on your show. it's a great moment in our life, too.
>> father of the year.