For the first time in 8 months, a boy is reunited with his recently vaccinated grandparents and there were plenty of hugs, kisses, and happy tears.
Niki Dowell, 42, from Slidell, Louisiana, arranged the surprise reunion for her son, Patrick, after her parents, Tom and Fran Cearley, got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 2, Storyful reported.
The Cearleys moved to Florida eight months ago amid the pandemic, and their grandson had never gone this long without seeing them.
In the video, Patrick was in a parking lot right before his basketball came when his mother told him that there was ‘somebody special’ here to see him.
When Patrick saw his grandparents walking toward him, his eyes lit up.
The boy dropped the basketball in his hands and ran to give his grandmother a big hug before pulling his grandfather in too.
Grandmother Fran couldn’t stop kissing the top of her grandson’s head as all three of them held onto each other.
“How you doing?” Tom asked. “We came to see you win tonight.”
“You better win,” Fran added.
Patrick bursts into tears when lifted his head and released his grandmother.
“Better than Christmas?” Fran asked, and Patrick nodded his head in agreement.
Nikki said that Patrick was worried he had done something wrong when she called him out to the parking lot for the surprise reunion.
“He came out and said, “Am I in trouble?” Nikki explained.
“Oh, yeah, you’re in big trouble,” Fran jokingly said, affectionately brushing the hair off of her grandson’s forehead.