Granddaughter Surprises Grandma On 75th Birthday After A Year Apart

Grandparents all across the country have gotten both doses of their vaccine and are now getting a third important boost to their wellbeing-- hugs from their grandchildren! One granddaughter surprises grandma on her 75th birthday after a year apart.

The heartwarming moment was captured on video by the grandma’s son David Gelles. Because there was so much love and joy in the moment, he posted it on Twitter and captioned the video, “My mom has been really sick and hasn’t seen her grandchildren in over a year. On Wednesday my daughter and I flew to surprise her for her 75th birthday . . . sound on.”

And what happens next will bring a smile to your face and maybe a tear or two to your eyes as you watch the joy captured in this moment because, let’s be honest, nothing beats getting hugs from your grandkids.

David said it had been more than a year since his mother had seen her granddaughter Franny. In fact, it had 14 months. So David and Franny came up with a plan to fly home and surprise his mom Bonnie Pitman on her 75th birthday!

You can tell by Grandma’s reaction, she wasn’t expecting to see Franny in person. She assumed like most grandparents, she might get a card, a phone call, and or maybe even a chance to talk on a Zoom call but nothing beats the real thing!

So, it was no surprise when Franny hugged her grandmother how tears of joy flowed. It must have been an out-of-body experience that was the biggest birthday blessing any grandparent could receive!

In fact, the CDC says that love is currently the best medicine for isolated grandparents. If they’ve been vaccinated, they can hug their unvaccinated grandchildren! These vaccines are finally giving families a chance to get back to living life and a chance to start living again for the ones they love! Family truly is the best medicine!

“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.” Proverbs 17:6
Source: David Gelles
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