Grandpa Goes Viral Making Peppa Pig Videos On Vacation

One grandfather has gotten a lot of attention for using toys found in his suitcase to make sweet, touching videos for his granddaughter.

Generally, vacation is considered a time to sit back, relax and take it easy. Most people seek out a warmer climate, turn their minds off for a few days and do not allow the worries of everyday living to concern them. Staying on a tight schedule or doing anything remotely resembling work will not happen during these rest and relaxation periods. 

However, one loving grandpa went to work after making a startling discovery in his suitcase after arriving at his Mexican destination for a wedding.

David Zielke found several Peppa the Pig toys when unpacking. His granddaughter, Lisette, had placed the toys in her grandad’s suitcase. Instead of simply ignoring the toys, David came up with an idea.

“So, I was like, ‘You know what?’” David said. “’ I’m going to film everything we do. Hopefully, my son or daughter can put together a video and give it to her, like, as a gift.’”

Tanya Zielke, one of David’s daughters who made the trip to Mexico, began filming her father making the videos for her niece and posted them online. People instantly fell in love with David’s sweet and loving gesture and requested more content about this grandfather’s filmmaking adventures.

David filmed the toys swimming, sunbathing and taking a trip to see the whales, among other things. However, David admits not everything that happened on the trip made it into the video.

“We were doing a tequila tasting,” David said. “That didn’t make the cut.”

The reaction from David’s granddaughter, 5-year-old Lisette, to the video was precious and priceless. The child, who speaks English and French, couldn’t contain her excitement, using both languages to express her joy.

At the end of the video, David provided a heartfelt and emotional voiceover and stated why he created the video for his beautiful granddaughter.

“I think one of the joys of being a grandparent is kind of appreciate your temporary nature of life, you know what I mean?” David said. “We’re further along on our road. And so, you kind of realize, you know, let’s make these moments special. Let’s make these moments precious.”

What a simple but meaningful way for a grandfather to show his grandchild how much he loves and adores her. 

Proverbs 17:6 “Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”


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