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Couple Shows Up To Overseas Family’s Home With The Surprise Of A Lifetime

Left image shows a person running around a corner and stopping in surprise. Right image shows a woman screaming in surprise when she notices her friend's pregnancy.

This saga unfolds in two parts and carries a two-tissue warning, so be prepared. Craig and Lauren have been living in Australia for ten years. Craig proposed to her on September 5, 2022, on Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays. Just one year before that, the couple purchased a Sprinter Van and converted it into a home on wheels. Since the conversion was complete, they have been living the van life, driving around Australia. They recently returned home to the UK to visit family and friends, and they brought along a little pregnancy surprise!

@vanlife_craiglauren

Yes we kept our 6 and a half month pregnancy a secret from all of our family and friends and then secretly flew half way across the world AUS to UK for a double surprise… As you can probably tell, they didn’t know that we were coming OR that we were (very) pregnant! We are feeling all the love since being home, and cannot wait to become 3… ❤️ #surprise #feelingthelove #austouk #pregnancyjourney

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The first surprise was the unexpected visit, and the second was the pregnancy. To say that the couple caught family and friends off-guard is an understatement. We’re pretty sure this first gotcha victim was Mom. What follows is a parade of similar reactions from many people. The first disbelief at seeing Lauren and then the realization of the pregnancy hits.

Left panel shows a woman opening her door to a surprise visitor. Right image shows her gasping and covering her face as she realized her visitor was pregnant.
Image from TikTok.

Although there is no easy way to hide a six-and-a-half-month-old pregnancy, we think Lauren did her best. At the first meeting, she was holding a large stuffed koala. In other shots, she wore a blazer that she may have held closed. But wait… there’s more. Part two shows even more surprises sprung on unsuspecting people.

@vanlife_craiglauren

If you missed part 1 (you should watch it) here’s the rundown… Yes we kept our 6 and a half month pregnancy a secret from all of our family and friends in the UK, then secretly flew half way across the world from Australia, where we had been living for 10 years, for the biggest double surprise of their lives. As you can probably tell, they didn’t know that we were coming OR that we were (very) pregnant! We are feeling all the love since being home, and cannot wait to become 3. #surprise #feelingthelove #austouk #pregnancyjourney

♬ Heartbeat – James Arthur

There were screams. Some friends slammed doors. Others stopped in their tracks. One (we’re pretty sure that was Dad) had to lean against the wall briefly.

Left image shows a man seeing someone he hasn't seen for around ten years and stops in his tracks. Center panel shows the man leaning against a wall in disbelief. Right image shows the man hugging a woman who surprised him with her presence and a pregnancy.
Image from TikTok.

Of course, there were plenty of joyful tears. There was laughter and bear hugs, and no one could hide their surprise and delight. After being away for so long, Lauren sure knew how to get everyone smiling.

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