The last time 95-year-old Mary Pine saw her "little brother," 84-year-old Bob Taylor, she surprised him by showing up at his Atlanta, Georgia, home. A lot has changed in the five years that have passed since then. Mary moved into an assisted living community in Ambler, Pennsylvania, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, the siblings had to settle for daily phone conversations instead of seeing each other in the flesh.
All of that changed on July 4, 2021, when Bob and his two adult grandchildren made a 13-hour car ride to surprise Mary on her birthday. Granddaughters Morgan Taylor and Kenzie Hardin had their cameras rolling when Mary walked into the common area to see Bob waiting for her. Her mouth fell open in surprise, and you can see how overjoyed she was by the way she grabbed him for a tight hug.
"It definitely pulled some heartstrings," Morgan said. "I'm so happy he got the opportunity to see her again and her reaction was priceless. I know they were both overwhelmed with joy and love and that's all I could ask for as a granddaughter."
Fair warning: This one's a tearjerker of the best kind! Watch the joyful reunion in the video below, and be sure to share this emotional story.
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