Man surprises his ex-girlfriend by paying off her ENTIRE mortgage as a birthday present – and TikTok fans insist he’s ‘still in love with her’
- Tiktok creator Shaun Nyland, from Wales went viral surprising his ex girlfriend
- He paid off her mortgage in full so that she and their son had a forever home
- Commenters were quick to label Shaun as still ‘in love’ with his ex girlfriend
How far would you be willing to go for an ex? One man showed that the sky is the limit for the mother of his child despite their relationship being over.
Shaun Nyland, from Newport, Wales, who was more than three million TikTok followers, surprised his ex girlfriend, Cat Keenan, on her 31st birthday by paying off the mortgage on her house.
The couple, who soared in popularity on TikTok in November of 2020, were able to quit their jobs as a dog walker and sales manager at Parcelforce after earning a month’s salary in just one day thanks to sponsorhip and brand ambassador roles.
They have since broken up but remain on good terms, and regularly share videos about navigating their relationship as friends.
Shaun, who shared Cat’s reaction in a video he shared to the platform, quickly went viral for his generosity and has now racked up over 4.6 million views.
Shaun Nyland received over 4.6 million views for recording his ex girlfriends reaction when he explained that he’s paid off her mortgage
In the clip, Shaun throws Cat her own house keys and then begins to explain why, saying: ‘It’s your birthday today, I want you to have the best birthday ever.’
‘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, not being able to believe his kindness, checked her phone for the confirmation and then gave him a huge hug while thanking him.
Commenters were astounded by his gift with many insisting Shaun must still be ‘in love’ with his ex.
Shaun and Cat cuddled up at the end of the video as Cat jumped up to thank her ex boyfriend for the present
Cat while checking her emails to see the confirmation that her mortgage had been paid off by her ex
‘You’re definitely still deeply in love with her. The way you look at her is everything,’ one person wrote.
Another said, ‘Now that is a true gent respecting your baby mother and keeping a roof over your baby’s head. Take my hat off to you mate, proper dad.’
A third noted, ‘You still love her man, you can tell by your face when you cuddled.’
In a later video titled, ‘Why would you pay off you ex girlfriends mortgage?’ Shaun revealed his reasons for the incredibly generous gift.
‘At the end of the day, my girlfriend gave me the best gift any man could ask for by bringing Leo into this world,’ he said. ‘And I know it was tough for Cat to try and live the same lifestyle we lived, but by herself.’
‘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.’
Onlookers were amazed by the kindness of Shaun’s present with many agreeing that he must still be in love with his ex
Responding, Cat herself commented saying, ‘So proud of the person you’re becoming and everything you do for us.’
While another onlooker reacted to the impact it would later have on the former couple’s child.
‘The thing is eventually this will all go to his son,’ the wrote. ‘By looking after mum you’re looking after son. Your son will be a good human because daddy is.’
Shaun explaining why he decided to pay off the mortgage in a follow up video to his followers
Cat and other commenters were in awe of the generous present and commended Shaun on his familial efforts