A seven-year-old who had to move away from his best friend he calls his “brother” and had seen every other day since birth travelled to surprise him after more than a year and a half apart.
Adrian Baugh, aged eight, often cries as his misses his best friend, Jax, seven, having been inseparable from him when the pair lived in the Bay Area, California.
The families’ ties run deeper than the two boys, too, as Jax’s mom, Sarah, and Adrian’s mom, Ana, have been friends since elementary school.
In November 2021, though, Jax’s family moved to Southern California, and the two friends had not seen each other since, FaceTiming every week as Adrian would tearfully say he missed his brother.
But one day, Sarah informed Ana the family were planning to make a trip back to the Bay Area, and so the pair decided to plan a surprise for Adrian.
On July 9, Jax knocked on his friend’s door and Ana encouraged Adrian to open it with her camera rolling.
As soon as Adrian opened the door, his excitement was there for all to see, as he shouted “JAX! JAX!” while hugging his best friend.
Ana said: “I watch the video every day since it happened – I can’t describe the type of joy it brings me to see Adrian so happy to see his best friend I literally cry every time I see it or just talking about it.
“Everyone who sees the video thinks it is so heartwarming and brings a happy tear to their eyes.
“You can tell by Adrian’s face being red that he wanted to cry because he was so happy.
“Anyone who knows Jax and Adrian can feel all their emotions in this video.
“As cliche as it is, distance cannot stop this friendship from ending – both for the boys, and Jax’s mom and I.”