TikTok’s latest viral shows a Latino stepfather and father showing blended families the proper way. Responding to his own video, a hilarious and adorable clip captioned “When your baby mama drops off your son and the one that’s not yours!” TikTok user Pancho Cortez took some time to explain the situation further.
Pancho Cortez makes up a great co-parenting group
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the original TikTok:
And then the follow-up, with Cortez’s full response:
Cortez is now part of a large blended household that includes him, his son’s ex-partner and her husband. They have a healthy, open relationship with their children. Instead of just tolerating one another for the sake of their children’s safety, they are able to communicate and show compassion. So much so that Cortez is happy to spend time with his ex’s son, too.
“His mother and I have an amazing co-parenting relationship,” Cortez says in the video. “She’s married with a little boy.” He then explains how, because her husband is such a great stepdad, he gets to be one, as well. Cortez regards the man’s son as his son’s little brother, and so does he.
Instead of making things difficult, they do what’s best for the kids
“Sometimes, there’s days when they want to go out, they want to do things,” he continues, “but sometimes don’t have a sitter. So if I’m gonna take their son for them… might as well take the little brother too!” Cortez says he has a blast with the kid, regardless, and wants his son to have a good relationship with his brother.
Cortez’s kids make appearances in some of his other TikToks, as well!
“I never mind it. He’s a blast to have with me,” he says. At the end, he adds, “It’s not for everyone. But for me and his mother and his stepfather, it works for us.” It’s rare to see a co-parenting situation that’s this harmonious, so of course everyone is going nuts in the comments.
People can’t get enough of this big, happy, blended family
Many people are infatuated with this family and have left comments. Many are sharing their stories about co-parenting. Cortez actually made the follow up video due to the comments on the original video.
“My ex took my youngest son and would fly him to NYC during the summers with his son because he didn’t want to separate them,” one commenter wrote. Another co-parent shared their story, writing, “I just finished watching my daughter’s twin brothers for 6 days while BD [Baby Daddy] and his girl went on a vacation.”
Many people gave praise to all parents for being mature enough not to cause conflict and keep the family happy. “You’re right it’s not for everyone…it’s for grown adults,” one person wrote. “This is how ADULTS handle co-parenting!! Love love love this,” wrote another.
Some people wanted to find out if Cortez was looking for a woman and if he was still single. “Not me looking through his videos to see if he’s got a significant other bc this is the kinda grown man I’ve been looking for,” one commenter wrote. Cortez even responded to the comment, “Let’s be honest…all I heard was there’s no stepmom.”
“The rabbit hole I just went through reading the comments in this thread had me cracking up! You have a top comment here,” he wrote.
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