Four siblings gave their 80s-loving mom and dad a one-of-a-kind surprise when they secretly undertook a cheesy photoshoot in the style of the decade and presented their parents with a photo book of the results.
Anna Kathryn Jones, 24, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said she and her siblings have the “coolest parents in the world” after mom Ryn, 51, and John, 53, passed on a love of all things 80s to them – from movies to music to TV shows.
Due to this love of the decade, Anna and her siblings – Benton, 21, Present, 17, and Carter, 14 – wanted to give them a Christmas gift that tied in with the time.
The four siblings settled on a cheesy photoshoot, which they planned to undertake at a JC Penny in New Orleans on December 19.
Having waited for their Ryn and John to be occupied, the siblings quietly got changed in their childhood bedrooms, with Anna even styling her brothers’ hair so that it would have looked right at home in the 80s.
During the shoot itself, the siblings – wearing black tops, blue jeans and sneakers – captured behind-the-scenes footage, which they planned to show their parents after the reveal itself.
That moment took place on Christmas Day when the siblings presented John and Ryn with their gift, which saw the couple turn to laughter and complete shock.
Anna later shared the video on her TikTok page, where it soon went viral and received more than six million views.
She said: “We were so excited to give the photo book to them that we almost gave it to them days before Christmas.
“We made ourselves hold off until Christmas morning, and their reaction was better than we could’ve hoped.
“They loved the videos of us getting ready for the photos almost as much as they loved the pictures
“We’ve had lots of friends and family reach out saying they loved our pictures.
“Everyone on social media has been so nice.
“Most of the TikTok comments are people saying that they want to do the same things with their families.
“It’s so fun to see other people wanting to have these special moments with their families after watching our video.”