A mother’s love is unstoppable, even when you’re at work.
That’s something multimedia journalist Myles Harris learned first-hand while he was working on a story in Columbus, Ohio, earlier this week.
Standing across from a Roosters Wings restaurant on East Dublin-Granville Road while wearing his blue coat from ABC 6, Harris attempted to coordinate his shot with cinematographer DeAngelo Byrd.
Harris’s mother, Sandi, slowly ran up behind him in her car and stopped to say hello, according to a video the local news reporter shared to Instagram on Sunday, February 20.
“This is my mom, hold on,” Harris tells his team near the beginning of the 21-second clip.
When Sandi was sure she had his attention after stopping the car, she called out, “Hi, baby!”
“I’m trying to work right now, and you’re there calling my phone,” Harris replied, admitting that he noticed her earlier.
“This is DeAngelo. You can say, “Hello.” He continued. “And don’t block traffic because you have a car behind you.”
“Oh, okay,” Sandi said before kissing and driving away.
The moment made Harris’ followers laugh, but then it went viral on Wednesday, February 23, after popular meme site Pubity posted the clip to its Twitter and Instagram accounts, featuring more than 30.9 million followers combined.
Harris’s agency – Sinclair Broadcast Group – captured the moment that went viral and shared the clip on two of the local news stations he covered – WSYX ABC 6 and FOX 28 Columbus.
The Sinclair Broadcasting Corporation operates both stations to serve residents of northeast Columbus. Harris was actively reporting for ABC 6 when his mother stopped to greet him in the field. It was not immediately clear whether Harris was preparing for a live shoot or an independent news video.
Fox News Digital has reached out to Harris and ABC 6 for comment.
“Typical sandi,” Harris captioned her Instagram video with a facepalm emoji. “Yes, typical Sandi.”
Social media users around the world have enjoyed the warm moment between a mother and her son.
“Mothers are always the biggest cheerleaders,” one Instagram user wrote in a comment under her post.
On Twitter, one user wrote to FOX 28, “Horray is for moms who love their kids and for grown-ups who love them.”
If some users feel that Harris should not have instructed Sandi to leave the scene, he is reporting a crime story that happened at the Roosters restaurant he stands across.
https://nypost.com/2022/02/28/reporters-mom-interrupts-news-coverage-to-show-her-love-while-hes-on-camera/ The reporter’s mother interrupted the news to show her love while he was filming