YouTube personalities Austin and Aaron Rhodes have had a significant social media following since they began loading clips to their channel nearly six months ago.
This week, the pair decided to start off 2015 in a major way by utilizing their platform to both come out as gay to their father over the phone while recording the event in order to share it with their followers -- and the world.
This video inspires a roller coaster of emotions, as the boys initially struggle to get the words out. When they finally do, their father offers the perfect response to his sons: "It's the way things are, you know? You're grown people. You grew up in a lot different generation than me. I just don't really know what to say -- you know I love you both and that'll never change."
When individuals come out of the closet we're always moved and inspired but there's something especially incredible about a set of twins living authentically and openly together (and letting us take part in such a special moment).
Last August another pair of twins and YouTube personalities, Luke and Adam Monastero, also came out to their parents and caught it all on camera.
Additionally, in 2011 a gay airman called his mother just hours after the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in order to come out and put the whole experience on YouTube.
Congrats Austin and Aaron -- we're proud of you!