When one Canadian woman found out she was expecting her first child, there was one family member in particular that she couldn’t wait to share the exciting news with.
“I am the first grandchild. So my Papa [grandfather] and I have a different relationship than my brother and sister,” said Bianca Rollo. “When I was younger we would always do things together like go on boat rides at the cottage, motorcycle rides, garage sale shopping and go out for ice cream. He also adores my husband Ryan [Rawn] and our little Yorkie Audrey.”
When it came time to share the pregnancy news with her family, Bianca knew she had to do something special to surprise her grandpa, Harry Rollo Sr. “I had the idea right away to make my Papa a t-shirt as I know how he loves his shirts and it would be something he would be so happy to wear,” she said.
The 84-year-old unwrapped his gift but once he held up the shirt and saw the surprise message, which read “Great Grandpa To Be… December 2017.,” he burst into tears immediately. “I knew he would be excited and emotional, but I honestly didn’t know what his exact reaction would be,” Bianca said. “I am so thrilled at how overjoyed he is about the news! I think this is the best news he and the family has had since we lost my Baba (grandmother) in 2008. We all miss her so much. It’s exciting to be able to bring new life into this family.”
Watch the entire video below to see the heartwarming moment this grandpa finds out he’s going to be a great-grandparent.
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[Featured image: ABC News/Bianca Rullo]