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Five-year-old Upset Grandparents Couldn’t Make “Grandparents Day” Runs Through Class in Delight When Grandma and Grandpa Travel Hours to Surprise Her

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A girl upset she’d have nobody at her school on “Grandparents Day” as they live in another state ran through her class in delight when she saw her grandparents travel hours to surprise her.


Five-year-old Josephine is extremely close to her mom’s parents, Barbara, 68, and Jerome, 69, but moved from upstate New York to south New Jersey to be nearer her father’s side of the family.

Josephine was comfortable with the move to New Jersey, her mom, Brianna Bristol, 27, said, and still enjoys it when Barbara and Jerome come to visit.

But ahead of her Grandparents Day, Josephine was upset she might be the only one without grandparents present.

Barbara and Jerome, though, had other ideas, and when they heard about the day through Brianna, they did all they could to be there.

After planning for months in advance, they decided to head down the night before and turn up at Josephine’s school for a big surprise.


Having arrived at the elementary school, the pair made their way to their granddaughter’s classroom, where Jerome started to record a video on his cellphone.

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As soon as Josephine saw her grandparents at the back of her classroom, she immediately darted through the crowd to give her grandma a big loving hug.

Brianna said: “They walked through the class, and Josie looked over at them, shocked.


“She couldn’t help but get up and run to them – she was so happy!

“Her whole class was happy for her because she had shared how she was sad that no one would be there for her.

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“It just reminds me of my childhood. My parents have been there for every moment of my life, no matter how far, how big or small.

“I’m so grateful she has grandparents that will do the same, both sets of her grandparents; both my parents and my husband’s parents would do anything for her.


“It really takes a village to raise a child; she has the best village ever.

“Every time I rewatch the video, I just cry because I know even though she’s only five, this is a moment she’ll remember for the rest of her life.”

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