A man has left his ex-girlfriend gobsmacked by paying off her entire mortgage as a birthday surprise.
Shaun Nyland shared the apparent surprise on TikTok as he filmed the reaction of his ex-partner Cat, 31 – who is the mother of his child.
The pair were a couple for seven years and share a three-year-old son, Leo.
However, after trying to make their relationship work, they separated in April this year.
In a video on TikTok, which has gone viral and racked up 4.3million views, Shaun is seen throwing Cat a set of keys.
She questions: “Why are you giving me these for?”
Shaun explains: “It’s your birthday today, I want you to have the best birthday ever.
“And look, I know we’re not together anymore, and I’ve been so proud of you, you’re the best mum ever, so I did something.
“I rang up the bank, I paid off the entire mortgage. This house now belongs to you.”
Cat was skeptical insisting he was “winding me up.”
But Shaun replied: “I promise you, this house belongs to you. I rang the bank, paid it off, you own this house. “
Social media users were left shocked, with many praising Shaun over the generous gift.
“Now that is a true gent respecting your baby mother and keeping a roof over your baby’s head. Take my hat off you you mate, proper dad,” one person wrote.
While another added: “Now this is how you co-parent.”
However, many others questioned why Shaun would do such a thing considering he and Cat are no longer together.
This lead to Shaun posting a series of follow-up clips.
In a second video, he explained: “At the end of the day, my ex-girlfriend gave me the best gift any man could ask for by bringing Leo into this world and I know it was tough for Cat to try and live the same lifestyle we lived but by herself.
“Honestly guys, I’m still shaking right now. I’m just so grateful that I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do this, not just for Cat, but also for my baby so that he’s got a roof over his head for the rest of his life guaranteed, and I just think if you can do that then why wouldn’t you. It was a no-brainer for me.”
While it’s unknown what Shaun does for a job, he revealed that he “made major break throughs with work”, which meant he was able to pay off the mortgage.
He explained that he and Cat spent seven years together and had a long history, so the break-up was “hard to accept.”
After agreeing “things weren’t working” they decided to split earlier this year.
However, they remained living in the house together to see “if we could fix things”.
“But things didn’t improve and I eventually moved out in April,” he admitted. “We left on good terms and stayed friends. I was totally heartbroken.”
The dad said he’d “worked hard on myself physically and mentally so I could be the best I could be for my boy,” and he eventually “found myself again.”
He said: “I had to make sure that she and Leo were secure I’m so glad I was fortunate enough to do this.”
Cat, who has her own TikTok page with 1.6million followers, also shared a video revealing the “best present ever.”
She said: “Yesterday was my 31st birthday and I had the surprise of my life. My ex paid off my entire mortgage.”
Meanwhile another woman left TikTok fans stunned this week as she revealed her incredible “glow up”.
TikTok user Bailey says she used to get asked out as a “joke”, but now she’s hit back at haters by showing them what she looks like now.
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