2-year-old gives pizza delivery driver a hug, not knowing he had just lost his daughter

2-year-old gives pizza delivery driver a hug, not knowing he had just lost his daughter

A heartwarming video has gone viral on social media this week, which shows a two-year-old child hugging a pizza delivery driver who had just recently lost his daughter.

According to a report by NBC 10 News, the doorbell camera video in question shows "Wicked Good Pizza" delivery man Ryan Catterson delivering a delicious pie to the home of Lindsey Sheely on Saturday night.

Take a look at this heartwarming news report on the video below:

When Catterson rang the doorbell, Lindsey's young son Cohen ran out onto the porch and hugged Catterson. Catterson seemed touched by the boy's open display of affection, and can clearly be seen grinning from ear-to-ear.

Amused, Lindsay decided to upload the video of the hug to social media. But then she was added as a friend by Catterson on Facebook and learned that he had recently lost his own young daughter.

Commenting on the video in a recent interview, Lindsay stated: "As Ryan was walking away, my son just bolted past me, ran out the door, and put his arms up and just gave Ryan a big hug. Ryan just leaned into it, was really cute, really sweet. My son even tried to give him a kiss."

She continued: "That hug that we thought was something cute and funny, actually meant so much more. I couldn't believe that this guy was going through the most devastating thing, but his life was still going on. His life had to go forward, and he still had to work and to do his job. You never know what people are going through. This is such a good example of that."

She added: "If I had been afraid to let Cohen run out the door because we don’t know this man, and that's the world we live in, then we would've missed out on this entire touching moment that truly impacted not just Ryan's life but his entire family and mine."

An image of a pizza. Credit: Pexels

Meanwhile, Catterson stated: "Just that it was the perfect timing for it, I had been telling my kids and the whole family how much I needed hugs before they came and then that sweet little boy gave me one. It was almost as if the universe or my daughter had known and sent it to me."

As a result of the buzz generated by the footage, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help with funeral expenses for Catterson's little girl.