Cole says that throughout his childhood, his mom, Debra, has disappointed him. He claims that she left him to be raised by his father and aunt and that she often promised to visit but never did. He claims she broke his trust by revealing to her friends and family that he is gay – a claim she denies. He also says he recently tried to help her get her life back on track, but she walked out on him again.

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After speaking with Dr. Phil and hearing his Debra’s defense of her behavior, the young man is ready to confront his mother.

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In the video above, see what happens when Debra is invited to join him onstage.

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