Father-in-law-to-be melts hearts with message to his son’s fiancèe in viral moment: ‘All our love forever’

Recently engaged woman from Florida holding up her phone showing a text message from her future father-in-law, with her fiancé in the background.
Recently engaged woman from Florida holding up her phone showing a text message from her future father-in-law, with her fiancé in the background.

A recently engaged woman from Florida is attracting attention on social media after she revealed the text message she received from the man who will become her father-in-law once she weds his son.

Mia Amabile, 27, a content creator based in Miami, is set to marry the love of her life, Alex Rudolph, so she’s gaining a new family: her in-laws.

While there’s a stereotype about tumultuous relationships with in-laws, that is apparently not the case for Amabile and the Rudolphs.

Amabile is so close with the family that after the proposal, her future father-in-law, Doug Rudolph, sent her a text message to express how he felt about the milestone event.

“My Dearest Mia, Now that it is official, I wanted to take a moment to directly and personally tell you how overjoyed we all are to have you become an official member of our family, and us of yours!” the text read.

“We have loved you from the moment we met you, and could always see that you and Alex were absolutely meant to be together forever!”

Mia Amabile went viral on social media after she shared the most heartwarming text she received from her future father-in-law following her engagement to his son. TikTok / @miaamabile
Mia Amabile went viral on social media after she shared the most heartwarming text she received from her future father-in-law following her engagement to his son. TikTok / @miaamabile

He went on, “The most important thing is that you guys clearly unconditionally love each other, and take care of each other, and that is by far the most important thing that ever matters!”

He concluded, “We are so greatly looking forward to all of the amazing times we will get to spend together. All our love forever, Doug.”

Amabile and Alex Rudolph, a restaurateur and Miami native, have been together for over two years and during a special trip to St. Barts, he proposed.

Dad Doug Rudolph was so excited to welcome Mia Amabile into his family that he sent her a text message after his son, Alex Rudolph, popped the big question to her. TikTok / @miaamabile
Dad Doug Rudolph was so excited to welcome Mia Amabile into his family that he sent her a text message after his son, Alex Rudolph, popped the big question to her. TikTok / @miaamabile

However, the special moment became “perfectly imperfect,” Amabile told Fox News Digital.

Amabile said she was left stunned when Alex Rudolph got down on one knee during an intimate lunch on the cliff near the hotel.

“He reaches into the little beach bag that we brought for the picnic … and he grabbed the cardboard box, which was holding the actual ring box, and it was empty,” she recalled.

Amabile’s “perfectly imperfect proposal” was full of happy tears from the moment her fiancé got down on one knee, twice, until she checked her phone only to find a text from Doug Rudolph. Instagram / @miaamabile
Amabile’s “perfectly imperfect proposal” was full of happy tears from the moment her fiancé got down on one knee, twice, until she checked her phone only to find a text from Doug Rudolph. Instagram / @miaamabile

Amabile said her fiancé started to look pale before panicking and saying, “I don’t have the freaking ring.”

Alex Rudolph rushed back to the hotel room to exchange boxes and came back ready to propose all over again.

“He got down on a knee again and he goes, ‘Are you ready for your real moment?’ It’s amazing. I got two proposals,” Amabile said with a laugh.

Amabile and her fiancé, Alex Rudolph, are getting married next year in Italy, where Doug Rudolph will officiate at the nuptials. Instagram / @miaamabile
Amabile and her fiancé, Alex Rudolph, are getting married next year in Italy, where Doug Rudolph will officiate at the nuptials. Instagram / @miaamabile

The joy did not stop there for Amabile as she pulled out her phone to discover the heartwarming text from her future father-in-law, Doug Rudolph.

Amabile continued to cry tears of happiness after taking in the touching words that Doug Rudolph shared with her.

“I wasn’t surprised at all. That was the most ‘Doug thing’ ever,” she said.

Amabile said what she loved most about the text was seeing the way Doug Rudolph perceived the relationship she had with his son.

“I think what was really sweet was him recognizing how beautiful [our] relationship is and that he was able to see that as well. Also, I love that he spoke about me joining his family as well as him joining mine,” Amabile said.

Amabile could not help but praise and admire her future family, especially her future father-in-law, and it appears Doug Rudolph shares the same admiration for her.

Amabile says her favorite part of the message was seeing how her father in law perceived her relationship with his son. Instagram / @miaamabile
Amabile says her favorite part of the message was seeing how her father in law perceived her relationship with his son. Instagram / @miaamabile

“The very first time I met her, I could tell it was different from all his other relationships we’ve had. I could just tell this one was special … [I thought], ‘This could be the one,’” Doug Rudolph told Fox News Digital.

“There was just something kind of magical … about watching the two of them together.”

Doug Rudolph said he had no pre-written message or thoughts to send Amabile, but felt a natural desire to welcome her into the family.

And the last thing he expected was that it would go viral.

“It was just from the heart and exactly how I felt, and I just wanted [her] to know how happy I was that she was coming into the family, and we were all going to be together, and I never thought about it again,” Doug Rudolph said.

The viral text has garnered over 3.7 million views on social media and people say they wish they had a father-in-law like Doug Rudolph. Instagram / @miaamabile
The viral text has garnered over 3.7 million views on social media and people say they wish they had a father-in-law like Doug Rudolph. Instagram / @miaamabile

Amabile shared the text on her TikTok page, where it garnered some 3.7 million views and comments from women sharing their own stories — both joyous and sorrowful.

“Obviously it was a very sweet text, but once I posted it I didn’t think that it would blow up like that,” Amabile said.

“For every girl that [wishes] their father-in-law and mother-in-law felt this way about them,” one user commented.

Other TikTokers shared in-law horror stories. Instagram / @miaamabile
Other TikTokers shared in-law horror stories. Instagram / @miaamabile

“My current bf’s dad doesn’t even acknowledge me … Oh how I dream for this kind of love one day,” another woman wrote.

“This is the best. My future MIL said, ‘I will not let you ruin my son’s life,'” one TikToker shared.

“Cherish that. Not all of us get that in-law love,” another user shared.

Amabile is still stunned that this text took over TikTok, but she can understand why it might have touched so many viewers.

Amabile did not expect the text to go viral. Instagram / @miaamabile
Amabile did not expect the text to go viral. Instagram / @miaamabile

“A lot of women aren’t even getting words like that from their partners … so I think that’s a really big thing. And then, obviously, people really don’t have great relationships with their in-laws. And I know that’s a stereotype for many people, like having a tough mother-in-law, but I didn’t know it was this extreme,” Amabile said.

“It made us almost kind of sad because people don’t have these relationships that we obviously took for granted because we think this is normal for us.”

To make things even more special, Amabile and Alex Rudolph asked Doug Rudolph to officiate at their wedding.

He had the opportunity to show even more lovely words at the couple’s Italian-themed engagement party.

“We just feel like we’ve gained another daughter. You don’t always get lucky, but we got really lucky,” Doug Rudolph said.