Healthy Alert: Watch This Son Surprise His Musician Dad With A Remastered Version Of His Old Band’s Lost Music

We’re not the type to get all limp with the feelings too often here at Strongerbut this story managed to put a small crack in our cold and blackened hearts.

TikTok user @fuegotao is winning the internet for this week with an upload that revealed a sweet affair between him and his punk rock/metalhead dad. As @fuegotao – real name Mateo – explains, his pop “loves music” and was in a few bands at the time. As it was his birthday approaching, Mateo decides to surprise his father with a nice thoughtful thought, by tracking down an old tape of the music his father played when he was in a band called Trip Master Monkey. It turns out that Trip Master Monkey’s music was long lost in time, and even Mateo’s father hadn’t heard a single note of their music in decades.

That would be pretty cool, right? Except there’s more. Not only did Mateo get the tape, but he decided to try remastering the Trip Master Monkey music so he and his dad could listen to it together in high quality sound! After a failed attempt to do it himself, Mateo turns to an expert, managing to polish the band’s demo and even upload it to Spotify!

As seen in the video, Mateo then surprises his dad on his big day by playing the demo out of the blue when the two are driving together. We won’t dissect his dad’s reaction here because it’s much healthier to see it for yourself.

Watch the video of Mateo surprising his dad below, and if you want, listen to the Trip Master Monkey demo right below. It’s quite good actually!

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♬ original sound – Mateo (opens in a new tab)