Video of Northampton boy’s amazing reaction to surprise WWE tickets viewed by millions after going viral

A video of Rafferty Munnelly, aged eight, being surprised with wrestling tickets has been viewed by almost three million people
A video of Rafferty Munnelly, aged eight, being surprised with wrestling tickets has been viewed by almost three million people

A Northampton father says he is astounded by the fact a video of his son’s reaction to receiving some surprise wrestling tickets has been viewed by almost three million people.

In the short clip, Rafferty Munnelly, aged eight, is seen bursting into tears of joy after being handed tickets by his dad Dean to watch a WWE event at an arena in Leeds.

The video was put on Facebook after the event on Saturday and was then picked up by The Lad Bible, where it has been viewed 2.7 million times.

Mr Munnelly, who lives in Cherry Lodge, Northampton, said: “It certainly wasn’t the reaction we were expecting.

“I think people like it because it is such a genuine reaction from Rafferty. He is obsessed with wrestling and he could not stop talking after the event.

“I had taken him up to Leeds after telling him that I wanted to see a car.”