After putting her husband in hospice care, this sweet and emotional surprise is exactly what she needed.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on December 1, 2022. It has since been updated.
Growing older is a wonderful yet lonely experience for many. One has to tackle many health difficulties on top of the fact that your children and grandchildren have already moved out. This grandma was having a terrible time after she had to take the difficult decision of putting her husband into hospice care. However, she got a beautiful surprise from her grandson that absolutely made her day.
In the video posted by Good News Correspondent on Twitter, she can be seen checking out a bakery counter at the grocery store. The text inlay reads, "My grandma had to make the tough decision to put her husband into hospice this week." She goes to a counter asking for a pumpkin pie and doesn't notice that her grandson who flew for hours was hiding behind the bakery counter. He was doing some military training in Arizona and decided to surprise her this Thanksgiving.
Her grandson appears before her and hands her the pumpkin pie saying, "Grandma, do you need help with anything." At first, she doesn't realize that this is her grandson before her and ignores it. He repeats it again and only then does she realizes who he is and exclaims, "Oh My God!" He runs from the counter and embraces his grandmother in an emotional reunion. This beautiful video has gathered over 22k views and hundreds of comments.
One user wrote, "I'm all out of grandma's for the first year of my life. This is beautiful. What I wouldn't give for one more hug & conversation with them." Another added, "She's adorable. I hope her husband is able to find peace." Thanksgiving is a time for getting together with your family and loved ones and celebrating. This grandma might be spending this day without her husband but her grandson surely made up for it with this surprise.
I'M NOT CRYING, YOU'RE CRYING: Exactly what she needed. Grandma was having a very tough time after the decision to place her husband in hospice—so her grandson flew home, snuck behind the bakery counter to surprise her. 😭 That's love!— GoodNewsCorrespondent (@GoodNewsCorres1) November 30, 2022
She is not the only one who got surprised by family this year, as a woman flew all the way from Australia to surprise her parents in New Mexico. In a Twitter video, a daughter contacts her parents, who are shown thanking her for paying for the restaurant they are eating at. Then she informs them that she is also at the "Outback," and the parents believe she is in an Australian restaurant named "Outback." She adds, "Look right," and they watch her stroll inside the restaurant after a few seconds of laughing.
The parents immediately burst into tears with her mother saying, "Noooo, I can't believe it. Oh, my goodness." Her father gets up to hug her tightly with tears in his eyes while her mother covers her face trying hard to process seeing her daughter after such a long time. She had been on the other side of the world for three years and was seeing her parents for the first time since moving abroad. Zanen, the woman's brother, recorded the video. Teige Zeller, he said, was supposed to return home in early December but changed her flight to surprise her parents, Marty and Gae Zeller.
This has indeed been a year of Thanksgiving reunions among families and we are absolutely loving it.